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An organization such as a school, NGO, corporation, club, etc.


Name@idTypeDescriptionInherited from
typeschema:type'Organization'The name of the type.Entity
addressschema:addressPostalAddress or stringPostal address for the organization.Organization
alternateNamesschema:alternateNameArray of stringAlternate names (aliases) for the item.Thing
brandsschema:brandArray of BrandBrands that the organization is connected with.Organization
contactPointsschema:contactPointArray of ContactPointCorrespondence/Contact points for the organization.Organization
departmentsschema:departmentArray of OrganizationDepartments within the organization. For example, Department of Computer Science, Research & Development etc.Organization
descriptionschema:descriptionArray of BlockContent or Array of InlineContent or stringA description of the item. See note 2.Thing
fundersschema:funderArray of (Organization or Person)Organization(s) or person(s) funding the organization.Organization
idschema:idstringThe identifier for this item.Entity
identifiersschema:identifierArray of (PropertyValue or string)Any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing. See note 3.Thing
imagesschema:imageArray of (ImageObject or Format 'uri')Images of the item.Thing
legalNameschema:legalNamestringLegal name for the Organization. Should only include letters and spaces.Organization
logoschema:logoImageObject or Format 'uri'The logo of the organization. See note 1.Organization
membersschema:memberArray of (Organization or Person)Person(s) or organization(s) who are members of this organization.Organization
metastencila:metaobjectMetadata associated with this item.Entity
nameschema:namestringThe name of the item.Thing
parentOrganizationschema:parentOrganizationOrganizationEntity that the Organization is a part of. For example, parentOrganization to a department is a university.Organization
urlschema:urlFormat 'uri'The URL of the item.Thing


  • Parent: Thing
  • Descendants: None


  1. logo : This is a singleton property because, at any one time, an organization will usually only have one logo.
  2. description : Allows for the description to be an array of nodes (e.g. an array of inline content, or a couple of paragraphs), or a string. The minItems restriction avoids a string being coerced into an array with a single string item.
  3. identifiers : Some identifiers have specific properties e.g the issn property for the Periodical type. These should be used in preference to this property which is intended for identifiers that do not yet have a specific property. Identifiers can be represented as strings, but using a PropertyValue will usually be better because it allows for propertyID (i.e. the type of identifier).
  4. Available as JSON-LD.
  5. Available as JSON Schema.
  6. This documentation was generated from Organization.schema.yaml.