Although we evaluate, for free, ten times more organizations than anyone else in America has ever attempted, many deserving (and not deserving) ones exist that we haven't gotten to yet. To help remedy this situation, we turned to our friends at The Foundation Center. Thanks to our new collaboration with them you can now quickly access Forms 990 (the information tax returns that we use to evaluate charities) for the charities that we do not currently rate. Not only is this online tool free, but The Foundation Center’s database often provides significantly more than three years worth of 990s for each charity.
In conjunction with this new resource, we offer our guidance for interpreting the data. We hope you’ll also find our tips and the 990 finder helpful in conducting your own due diligence. The Texas Attorney General’s charity division found it so useful that they republished our tips on their new site.