Thing > Organization

An organization such as a school, NGO, corporation, club, etc.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from Organization
address PostalAddress Physical address of the item.
aggregateRating AggregateRating The overall rating, based on a collection of reviews or ratings, of the item.
brand Organization  or
Brand 
The brand(s) associated with a product or service, or the brand(s) maintained by an organization or business person.
contactPoint ContactPoint A contact point for a person or organization. Supersedes contactPoints.
department Organization A relationship between an organization and a department of that organization, also described as an organization (allowing different urls, logos, opening hours). For example: a store with a pharmacy, or a bakery with a cafe.
dissolutionDate Date The date that this organization was dissolved.
duns Text The Dun & Bradstreet DUNS number for identifying an organization or business person.
email Text Email address.
employee Person Someone working for this organization. Supersedes employees.
event Event Upcoming or past event associated with this place or organization. Supersedes events.
faxNumber Text The fax number.
founder Person A person who founded this organization. Supersedes founders.
foundingDate Date The date that this organization was founded.
globalLocationNumber Text The Global Location Number (GLN, sometimes also referred to as International Location Number or ILN) of the respective organization, person, or place. The GLN is a 13-digit number used to identify parties and physical locations.
hasPOS Place Points-of-Sales operated by the organization or person.
interactionCount Text A count of a specific user interactions with this item—for example, 20 UserLikes, 5 UserComments, or 300 UserDownloads. The user interaction type should be one of the sub types of UserInteraction.
isicV4 Text The International Standard of Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC), Revision 4 code for a particular organization, business person, or place.
legalName Text The official name of the organization, e.g. the registered company name.
location PostalAddress  or
Place 
The location of the event, organization or action.
logo URL  or
ImageObject 
A logo associated with an organization.
makesOffer Offer A pointer to products or services offered by the organization or person.
member Person  or
Organization 
A member of an Organization or a ProgramMembership. Organizations can be members of organizations; ProgramMembership is typically for individuals. Supersedes members, musicGroupMember.
Inverse property: memberOf.
memberOf ProgramMembership  or
Organization 
An Organization (or ProgramMembership) to which this Person or Organization belongs.
Inverse property: member.
naics Text The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for a particular organization or business person.
owns Product  or
OwnershipInfo 
Products owned by the organization or person.
review Review A review of the item. Supersedes reviews.
seeks Demand A pointer to products or services sought by the organization or person (demand).
subOrganization Organization A relationship between two organizations where the first includes the second, e.g., as a subsidiary. See also: the more specific 'department' property.
taxID Text The Tax / Fiscal ID of the organization or person, e.g. the TIN in the US or the CIF/NIF in Spain.
telephone Text The telephone number.
vatID Text The Value-added Tax ID of the organization or person.
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image URL  or
ImageObject 
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.


Instances of Organization may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
acquiredFrom OwnershipInfo The organization or person from which the product was acquired.
affiliation Person An organization that this person is affiliated with. For example, a school/university, a club, or a team.
agent Action The direct performer or driver of the action (animate or inanimate). e.g. *John* wrote a book.
attendee Event A person or organization attending the event.
author CreativeWork The author of this content. Please note that author is special in that HTML 5 provides a special mechanism for indicating authorship via the rel tag. That is equivalent to this and may be used interchangeably.
branchOf LocalBusiness The larger organization that this local business is a branch of, if any.
brand Product  or
Person  or
Organization 
The brand(s) associated with a product or service, or the brand(s) maintained by an organization or business person.
broadcaster BroadcastService The organization owning or operating the broadcast service.
broker Reservation  or
Order 
An entity that arranges for an exchange between a buyer and a seller. In most cases a broker never acquires or releases ownership of a product or service involved in an exchange. If it is not clear whether an entity is a broker, seller, or buyer, the latter two terms are preferred. Supersedes bookingAgent.
contributor CreativeWork A secondary contributor to the CreativeWork.
copyrightHolder CreativeWork The party holding the legal copyright to the CreativeWork.
creator CreativeWork  or
UserComments 
The creator/author of this CreativeWork or UserComments. This is the same as the Author property for CreativeWork.
customer Order Party placing the order.
department Organization A relationship between an organization and a department of that organization, also described as an organization (allowing different urls, logos, opening hours). For example: a store with a pharmacy, or a bakery with a cafe.
endorsee EndorseAction A sub property of participant. The person/organization being supported.
endorsers Diet People or organizations that endorse the plan.
followee FollowAction A sub property of object. The person or organization being followed.
hiringOrganization JobPosting Organization offering the job position.
hostingOrganization ProgramMembership The organization (airline, travelers' club, etc.) the membership is made with.
issuedBy Ticket  or
Permit 
The organization issuing the ticket or permit.
landlord RentAction A sub property of participant. The owner of the real estate property.
manufacturer DietarySupplement  or
Drug  or
Product 
The manufacturer of the product.
member ProgramMembership  or
Organization 
A member of an Organization or a ProgramMembership. Organizations can be members of organizations; ProgramMembership is typically for individuals. Supersedes members.
inverse property: memberOf.
memberOf Person  or
Organization 
An Organization (or ProgramMembership) to which this Person or Organization belongs.
inverse property: member.
organizer Event An organizer of an Event.
participant Action Other co-agents that participated in the action indirectly. e.g. John wrote a book with *Steve*.
performer Event A performer at the event—for example, a presenter, musician, musical group or actor. Supersedes performers.
productionCompany TVSeries  or
RadioSeries  or
RadioEpisode  or
Season  or
VideoObject  or
MediaObject  or
Movie  or
Series  or
TVEpisode  or
Episode 
The production company or studio that made the movie, tv/radio series, season, or episode, or media object.
provider CreativeWork  or
Reservation  or
TrainTrip  or
Service  or
BusTrip  or
Flight  or
ParcelDelivery 
The service provider, service operator, or service performer; the goods producer. Another party (a seller) may offer those services or goods on behalf of the provider. A provider may also serve as the seller. Supersedes carrier.
publisher CreativeWork The publisher of the creative work.
recipient ReturnAction  or
GiveAction  or
CommunicateAction  or
AuthorizeAction  or
PayAction  or
SendAction  or
DonateAction  or
TipAction 
A sub property of participant. The participant who is at the receiving end of the action.
recognizingAuthority MedicalEntity If applicable, the organization that officially recognizes this entity as part of its endorsed system of medicine.
reviewedBy WebPage People or organizations that have reviewed the content on this web page for accuracy and/or completeness.
seller Flight  or
BuyAction  or
Order  or
Demand  or
Offer 
An entity which offers (sells / leases / lends / loans) the services / goods. A seller may also be a provider. Supersedes merchant.
sender ReceiveAction A sub property of participant. The participant who is at the sending end of the action.
serviceOperator GovernmentService The operating organization, if different from the provider. This enables the representation of services that are provided by an organization, but operated by another organization like a subcontractor.
sourceOrganization CreativeWork The Organization on whose behalf the creator was working.
sponsor MedicalStudy Sponsor of the study.
subOrganization Organization A relationship between two organizations where the first includes the second, e.g., as a subsidiary. See also: the more specific 'department' property.
underName Reservation  or
Ticket 
The person or organization the reservation or ticket is for.
worksFor Person Organizations that the person works for.

More specific Types
  • Airline
  • Corporation
  • EducationalOrganization
  • GovernmentOrganization
  • LocalBusiness
  • NGO
  • PerformingGroup
  • SportsTeam

    Examples

    Google.Org
    Contact Details:
    Main address: 38 avenue de l'Opera, F-75002 Paris, France
     Tel: ( 33 1) 42 68 53 00, Fax: ( 33 1) 42 68 53 01
    E-mail: secretariat (at) google.org
    URL: <a href="http://www.google.org">www.google.org</a>
    Members:
    - National Scientific Members in 100 countries and territories: Country1, Country2, ...
    - Scientific Union Members, 30 organizations listed in this Yearbook: Member 1, Member 2
    History:
    
    <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
      <span itemprop="name">Google.org (GOOG)</span>
    Contact Details:
      <div itemprop="address" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/PostalAddress">
        Main address:
          <span itemprop="streetAddress">38 avenue de l'Opera</span>
          <span itemprop="postalCode">F-75002</span>
          <span itemprop="addressLocality">Paris, France</span>
        ,
      </div>
        Tel:<span itemprop="telephone">( 33 1) 42 68 53 00 </span>,
        Fax:<span itemprop="faxNumber">( 33 1) 42 68 53 01 </span>,
        E-mail: <span itemprop="email">secretariat(at)google.org</span>
    Members:
    - National Scientific Members in 100 countries and territories: Country1, Country2, ...
    - Scientific Union Members, 30 organizations listed in this Yearbook:
      <span itemprop="member" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
        Member1
      </span>,
      <span itemprop="member" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
        Member2
      </span>,
    History:
    </div>
    
    <div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="Organization">
      <span property="name">Google.org (GOOG)</span>
    Contact Details:
      <div property="address"  typeof="PostalAddress">
        Main address:
          <span property="streetAddress">38 avenue de l'Opera</span>
          <span property="postalCode">F-75002</span>
          <span property="addressLocality">Paris, France</span>
        ,
      </div>
        Tel:<span property="telephone">( 33 1) 42 68 53 00 </span>,
        Fax:<span property="faxNumber">( 33 1) 42 68 53 01 </span>,
        E-mail: <span property="email">secretariat(at)google.org</span>
    Members:
    - National Scientific Members in 100 countries and territories: Country1, Country2, ...
    - Scientific Union Members, 30 organizations listed in this Yearbook:
      <span property="member"  typeof="Organization">
        Member1
      </span>,
      <span property="member"  typeof="Organization">
        Member2
      </span>,
    History:
    </div>
    
    <script type="application/ld+json">
    {
      "@context": "http://schema.org",
      "@type": "Organization",
      "address": {
        "@type": "PostalAddress",
        "addressLocality": "Paris, France",
        "postalCode": "F-75002",
        "streetAddress": "38 avenue de l'Opera"
      },
      "email": "secretariat(at)google.org",
      "faxNumber": "( 33 1) 42 68 53 01",
      "member": [
        {
          "@type": "Organization"
        },
        {
          "@type": "Organization"
        }
      ],
      "name": "Google.org (GOOG)",
      "telephone": "( 33 1) 42 68 53 00"
    }
    </script>
    
    Example specifying one customer service phone number.
    
    This example is JSON-only.
    
    This example is JSON-only.
    
    <script type="application/ld+json">
    { "@context" : "http://schema.org",
      "@type" : "Organization",
      "url" : "http://www.your-company-site.com",
      "contactPoint" : [
        { "@type" : "ContactPoint",
          "telephone" : "+1-401-555-1212",
          "contactType" : "customer service"
        } ] }
    </script>
    
    A fuller example that illustrates multiple contact numbers for a company,
    including US toll-free numbers, a hearing-impaired number, and several contact categories.
    
    This example is JSON-only.
    
    This example is JSON-only.
    
    <script type="application/ld+json">
    { "@context" : "http://schema.org",
      "@type" : "Organization",
      "url" : "http://www.t-mobile.com",
      "contactPoint" : [
        { "@type" : "ContactPoint",
          "telephone" : "+1-877-746-0909",
          "contactType" : "customer service",
          "contactOption" : "TollFree",
          "areaServed" : "US"
        } , {
          "@type" : "ContactPoint",
          "telephone" : "+1-505-998-3793",
          "contactType" : "customer service"
        } , {
          "@type" : "ContactPoint",
          "telephone" : "+1-877-296-1018",
          "contactType" : "customer service",
          "contactOption" : ["HearingImpairedSupported","TollFree"] ,
          "areaServed" : "US"
        } , {
          "@type" : "ContactPoint",
          "telephone" : "+1-877-453-1304",
          "contactType" : "technical support",
          "contactOption" : "TollFree",
          "areaServed" : ["US","CA"],
          "availableLanguage" : ["English","French"]
        } , {
          "@type" : "ContactPoint",
          "telephone" : "+1-877-453-1304",
          "contactType" : "bill payment",
          "contactOption" : "TollFree",
          "areaServed" : ["US","CA"]
        } ] }
    </script>
    
    A JSON example of an OrganizationRole, showing information
    about a 'member' of a 'SportsTeam', including time qualfiers
    (when he began and ended that role).
    
    <div itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/SportsTeam">
      <span itemprop="name">San Francisco 49ers</span>
      <div itemprop="member" itemscope
            itemtype="http://schema.org/OrganizationRole">
        <div itemprop="member" itemscope
                itemtype="http://schema.org/Person">
          <span itemprop="name">Joe Montana</span>
        </div>
        <span itemprop="startDate">1979</span>
        <span itemprop="endDate">1992</span>
        <span itemprop="namedPosition">Quarterback</span>
    </div>
    
    <div vocab="http://schema.org/" typeof="SportsTeam">
      <span property="name">San Francisco 49ers</span>
      <div property="member" typeof="OrganizationRole">
        <div property="member" typeof="http://schema.org/Person">
          <span property="name">Joe Montana</span>
        </div>
        <span property="startDate">1979</span>
        <span property="endDate">1992</span>
        <span property="namedPosition">Quarterback</span>
    </div>
    
    <script type="application/ld+json">
    {
      "@context": "http://schema.org",
      "@type": "SportsTeam",
      "name": "San Francisco 49ers",
      "member": {
        "@type": "OrganizationRole",
        "member": {
          "@type": "Person",
          "name": "Joe Montana"
        },
        "startDate": "1979",
        "endDate": "1992",
        "namedPosition": "Quarterback"
      }
    }
    </script>
    

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