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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.
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Get the Data
For those interested in acquiring the original data from the source, here’s where our data comes from:
- Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
- Exempt Organization profiles. Includes organization names, addresses, etc. You can merge this with the raw filing data using EIN numbers.
- Form 990 documents requested and processed by Public.Resource.Org and ProPublica. A mirror of the original bulk data can be found at the Internet Archive.