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Nonprofit Management

Need to Know: Using NCCS Data

NCCS is a repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the US. It is a project of the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy of the Urban Institute which is a nonpartisan research institute. Much of the data can be accessed free of charge.

Organization data includes:  

  • Name
  • EIN
  • Address
  • Ruling Date
  • IRS Type
  • Legal basis for public charity or private foundation status
  • Total Revenue
  • Total Assets
  • Links to 99/990 EZs or 990-PFs

The Data Dictionaries (with explanations of variables and fields as well as a Guide about collection of the data and the filing information is also accessible.