I'm looking for a data resource that contains financial and/or employment non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

CharityNavigator.org provides this kind of data for charities, but not for NGOs.

For example, I'd like to be able to look up a list of NGOs and find out:

  • the number of employees or some other metric of size
  • a mailing address
  • something with their annual budget or expenses

Does such a data resource exist?

Update: An interesting article about Liberating 990 Data.

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Selected financial information on all entities that file using form 990 with the IRS is public. A variety of datasets can be found in the IRS Statistics of Income (SOI). I would start at this page:



CharityNavigator.org includes a page for every US registered nonprofit. Even if it isn't a rated charity, there is basic data included via a link to the org's Form 990. If the org is large enough (such that it files the full 990), then you'll find those data points on its Form 990.

  • The tip about the Form 990 is useful. Can you provide a link for the CharityNavigator NGO pages?
    – philshem
    Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 15:03
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    @philsem - I browsed through the site. The full pages user3917 refers to have to be navigated one at a time and the data is displayed in tables/graphs. I do not see any public dump of the data. They have an API, but they charge $499 (basic) and $999 (premium)/month to use it. Their copyright notice says - "All materials contained on this site charitynavigator.org are protected by United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published, or broadcast without the prior written permission of Charity Navigator" Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 15:14
  • Thanks @Andrew-OpenGeoCode. Can you point me to one page for one NGO?
    – philshem
    Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 15:17
  • @philshem . This is a link to the first listing in the A-Z directory. Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 15:38
  • @philshem - oops. here's the link: charitynavigator.org/… Commented Oct 27, 2014 at 18:57

Based on @user3917's answer, I navigated to the IRS 990 page called Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract (EO BMF), which provides CSV files on the state level (50+) and by region (4 files in total). The data includes address and financial data.

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