Using public IRS data on the nonprofit sector should be easy.

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Analysis & Consulting

Reports, visualizations, and dashboards on any aspect of the nonprofit sector.

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Data Sources

E-filed IRS Forms 990

990-PF (private foundations), 990-EZ (short form), 990 (long form), 990-N (e-postcard), Schedules

IRS cumulative information on exempt organizations

Publication 78 (deductible eligibility), EO Business Master File, Statistics of Income annual extract

National Center for Charitable Statistics

NTEE codes, Historical data gleaned from Forms 990 e-filed or paper-filed

About Us

David Bruce Borenstein, Ph.D.

David is an expert in nonprofit data science. Formerly the Director of Data Science at Charity Navigator, he created open-source software to turn IRS Form 990 into spreadsheets. He formed Applied Nonprofit Research and Open990 to increase awareness and access to this remarkable dataset. Prior to Charity Navigator, he worked as a computational biologist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. He holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative and Computational Biology from Princeton University.

Heather Kugelmass, Ph.D.

Heather earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University, where she was a research affiliate of the Center for the Study of Social Organization and a graduate student fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Scholars. Prior to her doctoral work, she was a program manager at a nonprofit that provides assessment tools to colleges. Her research has been featured by The Atlantic, NPR, CNN, and other media outlets. She earned an M.A. in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University.

Applied Nonprofit Research can help you realize your goals while helping the community at large.

That’s because Applied Nonprofit Research provides data to Open990, a free directory of nonprofits. In addition, we make spreadsheets of 990 data available for free on AWS’s registry of open data. We believe that open access is good business: more awareness of public records means more brilliant ideas about how to use it. Ideas take time to realize, and sometimes it’s most cost-effective to bring in help.



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