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Resources for Charitable Giving

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For many reasons, the end of the year is a common time to make charitable gifts to nonprofit organizations. Some are inspired to participate in Giving Tuesday, while others are thinking ahead to their tax returns. Whatever your reason for getting caught up in the spirit of generosity, there are free resources available to help you make informed decisions about the organizations you choose to support: 

National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations – This print resource is available inside the library. 

ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer – View financial details from millions of tax returns filed by tax-exempt organizations. 

GuideStar – This free nonprofit lookup includes many IRS 990 forms. A free account is required to view the most detailed information. 

Charity Navigator – Independent ratings from an organization that is dedicated to supporting charitable giving. 

For help accessing any of these resources, stop by the Research Desk at the library, or contact us to request a reference appointment.   

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