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Welcome to the research guide for Nonprofit Organizations! In this guide you will find information about researching nonprofit topics, finding tax information for nonprofits, and resources for nonprofit and philanthropy professionals. If you need more help, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Watson Library staff at business@library.columbia.edu.

Nonprofit Professional Organizations

Directories

Annual Register of Grant Support.
Q180.A1 A5 (Reference, Butler Library)
Provides descriptions of over 3,200 organizations in 12 categories ranging from the humanities to technology and industry.

Associations Unlimited
The Encyclopedia of Associations contains over 120,000 entries for regional, national, and international nonprofit organizations. The Encyclopedia provides directory (e.g., phone, address) and descriptive (e.g., organization profile, conference schedule) information. The database also provides links to each organization's home page.

Corporate Giving Directory 
HV97.A3 T29 (Reference, Watson Library)
Corporate Giving Directory is a leading source of information on corporate philanthropy. Fundraisers and other nonprofit executives seeking a share of corporate funding depend on CGE as a primary tool in finding and securiing chartiable support for their nonprofit organizations. This uniquue, single-volume source provides detailed descriptive profiles of over 1,000 of the top corporate chartitable giving programs in the United States.

Foundation Directory Database
Database of U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, plus a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers; a database of sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

 

 

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