National Center for Charitable Statistics

Maintained/created by: The Urban Institute
Website: http://nccs.urban.org/
Geographic unit of data: U.S. national, U.S. state, U.S. county

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Abstract:

Users can view summary reports and interact with the databset to obtain information regarding registered nonprofit organizations on a state and national level. Topics include: registered nonprofit organizations, public charities, and private foundations in the United States and per state.

Background
The National Center for Charitable Statistics, managed by the Urban Institute, provides data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Topics include registered nonprofit organizations, public charities and private foundations in the United States.

Database Capabilities
Users can view summary reports regarding the number and type of registered nonprofit organizations, public charities and private foundations in the U.S. and individual states. In addition to viewing reports, users can also interact with several online analysis tools to view data on specific types of nonprofits and view in-depth state profiles. Users can purchase the dataset, or specific variables within the dataset for further analysis. The dataset can be downloaded into dbase, SAS, or SPSS statistical software or Microsoft Excel.

Data Notes
Statistics are derived from the Internal Revenue Service Master File. Data are available from 1995-2010 and are available on a state and national level.