At the beginning of 2016 the IRS finally opened up their electronically filed 990 forms from nonprofits (see article from the Sunlight Foundation). All of the 990 data is now machine-readable and uploaded by the IRS to Amazon Web Services.
Amazon provides instructions on how to interact and procedurally use this data trove, however I can't seem to find any free website that has actually done this.
Right now the only way I know of how to find who a Private Foundation has given money to is:
- Tediously read through each Foundation's actual IRS 990-PF form and look at each grant recipient.
- Pay for a subscription (starting at $200/mo?) from FoundationCenter.org to use their database.
Does anyone else know of any other ways or a free database that's already been created from all of the data that the IRS placed on AWS?