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Real World Research: Nonprofit Organizations

Guidestar

GuideStar

Information on nonprofit organizations based in the United States.  Registration required.

 

Foundation Center

Foundation Center 

Provides copies of nonprofits’ IRS Form 990. 

Form 990's are submitted by tax-exempt organizations and non-profit organizations to provide the Internal Revenue Service with annual financial information.  Good resource to finding financial and executive information.  Also provides contact information as well as Employer Identification Numbers (EIN) numbers.  Also known as the Tax Identification Number (TIN), Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) or the Federal Tax Identification Number, the EIN is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification.

ProPublica

ProPublica

ProPublica's Nonprofit Explorer database: The ability to search the full text of nearly 3 million electronically filed nonprofit tax filings sent to the IRS since 2011.