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Nonprofit Explorer

Use this database to search over 1.2 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations and see financial details such as their executive compensation and revenue and expenses. You can browse raw data released since 2013 and access over 8 million tax filing documents going back as far as 2001.

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Nonprofits in the States

The combined total revenue, filed by all tax-exempt organizations headquartered in the state during fiscal years ending in the 2012 calendar year, as well as the state's highest-revenue tax exempt organization over that period.

State Total Revenue Nonprofit with the Highest Revenue

About This Data

Nonprofit Explorer includes nonprofit tax return data released by the IRS starting in April 2013 for tax returns processed by the IRS during 2012 and 2013. This generally consists of filings for the 2011 and 2012 fiscal years, but may include older records. The IRS data release includes only a subset of what can be found in the full Form 990s. In addition to the raw data, we've linked to PDFs of full Form 990s wherever possible.

Which Organizations Are Here?

Every organization that has been recognized as tax exempt by the IRS has to file Form 990 every year, unless they make less than $200,000 in revenue and have less than $500,000 in assets, in which case they have to file form 990-EZ. Organizations making less than $50,000 don’t have to file either form but do have to let the IRS they’re still in business via a Form 990N "e-Postcard."

Nonprofit Explorer has organizations claiming tax exemption in each of the 27 subsections of the 501(c) section of the tax code, and which have filed a Form 990, Form 990EZ or Form 990PF. Taxable trusts and private foundations that are required to file a form 990PF are also included. Small organizations filing a Form 990N "e-Postcard" are not included in this data.

Types of Nonprofits

There are 27 nonprofit designations based on the numbered subsections of section 501(c) of the tax code. See the list »

How to Research Tax-Exempt Organizations

We've created a guide for investigating nonprofits for those just getting started as well as for seasoned pros.


The data powering this website is available programmatically, via an API. Read the API documentation »

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