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Last Update: Monday, June 2, 2003.

Note: This page was audited on June 13, 2002, and broken links were repaired or removed. Before starting your search for 990s, it's a good idea to first read the Online Journalism Review's Tips on Using 990s.

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Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)

Forbes: America?s Most Philanthropic Corporations

Council of Better Business Bureaus' Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org)

Charity Navigator
Another good charity evaluation site. Allows you to search alphabetically and by region.

Philanthropy.com: Organizations that Evaluate Charities
Breaks down the issues they look at when evaluating charities.

MinistryWatch.com
Evaluates more than 500 religion-based charities.


Online Journalism Review's Tips on Using 990s

Guidestar.org
Probably the best site for digging up Form 990s.

National Charities Information Bureau
Probably the best site for digging up Form 990s.

Council of Better Business Bureaus' Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org)

Charity Navigator
Another good charity evaluation site. Allows you to search alphabetically and by region.

Philanthropy.com: Organizations that Evaluate Charities
Breaks down the issues they look at when evaluating charities.

MinistryWatch.com
Evaluates more than 500 religion-based charities.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

American Association of Fundraising Counsel

Center on Philanthropy
Resources from Indiana University.

Internet Nonprofit Center
Several tools for reporters covering nonprofits; good 990s database.

National Freedom of Information Coalition

Urban Legends Research Center: Bogus Charities
An Australian site with great resources.

IRE/NICAR Nonprofits Database

IRE Form 990s Resource
It's tipsheet number 1317 in the archives.

National Center for Charitable Statistics
Database of 990 information from the IRS Master File.

Forbes: America?s Most Philanthropic Corporations

Grantsmart.org
Deals more with foundations that are possible source of money for nonprofits.

Foundation Center

Council on Foundations

California Registry of Charitable Trusts

Philanthropy News Network

Hunger in America 2001
Claims to be the most comprehensive study of domestic hunger ever.

America's Second Harvest
Umbrella organization for the nation's food relief funds.

Related Toolbox Pages: Public Records General Research Federal Government Business Crime Investigative/Backgrounding

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