This page includes a list of the available downloads of the Philanthropy Classification System, both current and archived version.
Crosswalk between PCS and GCS/NTEE coming soon.
Licensing & Reuse
The PCS is available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. We encourage organizations to use the PCS as their taxonomy and adapt it as needed for their work. Software providers and other vendors may use the PCS as the default taxonomy in their platform as long as credit given to the Foundation Center and clients are not charged a premium for the ability to use it.
- Full PCS Taxonomy with Definitions The July 2015 release version of the new PCS with definitions and reference to old GCS and NTEE codes
- Summary of PCS Subject Updates Summary of retired, split and new terms added to the Subject facet of PCS
- Archived Grants Classification System—Full Taxonomy
- GeoTree GeoTree is a geographic classification tool that enables grantmakers to apply Geographic Area Served coding to their giving data.