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Nonprofit Organizations - research sources for reporters

Researching Nonprofit Organizations

Most tax-exempt nonprofit organizations must file a public financial document called a form 990 every year with the IRS. The tools in this guide will help you background or investigate a nonprofit organization.

Databases on Nonprofits

Databases for finding a nonprofit organization's 990 filings with the IRS, other financial information, and public records.

  • If the nonprofit has a contract with a public agency, performance and financial audits may exist. Find or file a Freedom of Information Request for audits and reports.