Form 990s/Charities

Form 990s/Charities
Probably the best site for digging up Form 990s.

ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer
Look up Form 990s on non-profit organizations.

National Charities Information Bureau
One of the better sites for digging up Form 990s.

Council of Better Business Bureaus’ Wise Giving Alliance (

Charity Navigator
Another good charity evaluation site. Allows you to search alphabetically and by region.

Internet Nonprofit Center
Several tools for reporters covering nonprofits; good 990s database.

Foundation Center
Tax forms and other documents about several charitable organizations.

Foundation Center: Top 100 U.S. Foundations by Asset Size
The 100 largest U.S. grant-making foundations ranked by the market value of their assets.

National Attorney Generals Association
This site has links to state attorney general’s offices.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

National Center for Charitable Statistics
Database of 990 information from the IRS Master File.

Forbes: America’s Most Philanthropic Corporations

National Fraud Information Center
Established by the National Consumers League.

National Freedom of Information Coalition
An online newspaper for non-profit organizations. Some helpful research and databases. A must-read for reporters covering charities.

National Charities Information Bureau
A good site for tracking spending and income from charities.

FTC Charity Checklist

Maryland Comptroller’s Office
The Maryland Comptroller’s office has a database of unresolved tax liabilities. Great for tracking promising business types and politicians. Several other states have similar databases.
Deals more with foundations that are possible source of money for nonprofits.

Foundation Center

Council on Foundations

Philanthropy News Network

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