The IRS announced in News Release IR-2017-41 that it has now made available lists of approved exemption applications that were obtained using Form 1023-EZ, Streamlined Application for Recognition of Exemption.
The information, provided in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, provides approved applications by year beginning with mid-2014 when the streamlined form was first released. The IRS will release updated information quarterly.
The information can be found on the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/exempt-organizations-form-1023ez-approvals. The IRS has also published a sheet giving information about each field in the Form 1023-EZ Approval Information Sheet.
The form is filed electronically and, given the disclosure rules that apply to the information on the form, along with the fact it is now much easier to get that information, the IRS reminds those using the form that they should not include social security numbers on the forms.
The release indicates that the IRS had approved 105,000 application using Form 1023-EZ from the inception of the program through the end of 2016.