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Charities

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U.S. Government Information
  • Internal Revenue Service
    • Search for Charities
      Online search of organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. This search will help you find out if an organization is exempt from federal taxation and how much of your contributions to them are tax deductible. This is an electronic version of the Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code (T 22.2/11:).
Nongovernmental Sources
  • American Institute of Philanthropy
    Nonprofit charity watchdog provides articles on charity topics such as accountability, charitable causes, congressional testimony, and charity governance. Its Charity Rating Guide is not available for free, but articles on specific charities are freely available.
  • Charity Navigator
    Lists charities with information on how they distribute money.
  • GuideStar
    Includes a searchable database of charitable organizations that file 990 or 990EZ reports with the IRS. "Financial data are taken from the IRS Business Master File and/or the Form 990, a public report filed with the IRS by all 501(c)(3) "public charities" with revenues exceeding $25,000. The descriptive information is derived from the Form 990 as well as from answers to questions provided directly by the organization to Philanthropic Research, Inc., publisher of GuideStar.
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics
    Provides publications, fact sheets, and databases on the income and expenses of non-profits. In addition, it is cooperating with the IRS and other organizations to make scanned images of IRS 990 forms available to the public through its own site.
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Resources in the Catalog

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