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990 Information and related Financial Web Resources
Nonprofit organizations and foundations with 501(c)(3) status are required to file Form 990, Return of Organizations Exempt from Income Tax, with the IRS. The form includes financial statements and background information on the nonprofit, including salaries of key employees (i.e. director, head, officers), but are not as detailed as 10K reports.
Access to these reports must be provided during regular business hours. All 990 Form information is available from the nonprofit or the IRS. Most are available on the Web through these sites:
Statistics and Books
National Center for Charitable Statistics
Part of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy (CNP) at the Urban Institute, NCCS is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the U.S. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities. With the NCCS DataWeb individual organization records can be accessed and customized data sets or statistics and reports can be created.
The Nonprofit Almanac, 2012 by
Call Number: HD2769.2 U6D55 2012 also 2008
This comprehensive almanac is among the most detailed statistical data sources on the nonprofit sector. Chapters are devoted to their finances and to trends in wage and employment, private giving, volunteering and public charities. Most tables compare nonprofit data from 1995, 2000, and 2005. Information provided is a combination of official data and knowledgeable analysis by the Urban Institute since employment data of nonprofits is difficult to compile. Individual states control access to their data and often dol not permit it to be used in national estimates. Researchers must estimate the number of nonprofits in many categories because the North American Classification System lacks a designation for nonprofit organizations.
The New Nonprofit Almanac and Desk Reference: The Essential Facts and Figures for Managers, Researchers, and Volunteers by
Call Number: HD2769.2 U6D55 2002
This book, which is the sixth in a series of periodic statistical digests, has two parts. Part One defines the size and scope of the independent sector and compares it with the other major sectors of the economy, namely, the business and government sectors. Part Two presents detailed financial information on reporting 501(c)(3) organizations, or public charities, that file IRS Form 990. Information from the GuideStar NCCS National Nonprofit Database on over 224,000 reporting charities is summarized and analyzed by the National Center for Charitable Statistics at the Urban institute using tables that present data by states and regional groupings and also by type of organization, including the 10 largest nonprofits in each category.
Giving USA, The Annual Report on Philanthrophy
Call Number: HV89 .G539
This annual from the Giving USA Foundation (written by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University/Purdue University) includes data on sources and uses of contributions as well as extensive data tables and a list of gifts of $10 million or more. Latest Executive summary available free as a PDF from the Center website.. [GSPIA & Carnegie Reference - r HV89 G5 2009]