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What is "Revenue?"

Revenue size is an indicator of the size and scope of a charity. It is an official number, found in the charity's most recent annual report to the IRS, "Form 990." It reflects the year’s charitable contributions and grants, income from programs, yield on investments (e.g., endowment), and income from any other source. It is NOT the size of a charity's annual budget or expenses. To see the complete 990 click on "GuideStar.com."

What is the "Year of IRS Authorization?"

Year of IRS Authorization is the year the IRS authorized the charity legally to raise tax-exempt and tax-deductible contributions from the general public. To quality for these privileges, charities must certify that they legitimately serve a public interest as defined by statutes. Most new charities apply for this designation as soon as they are officially (legally) incorporated in their states, so in recent years the "Year of IRS Authorization" is closely related to their age. In Massachusetts and other older states, some charities pre-date the IRS and tax-free privileges, so the IRS year is more an indication of institutional maturity than of age itself.
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About this Taxonomic Tree

This taxonomy, combined with a complete dataset of charities, enables everyone in and around philanthropy—donors, grantmakers, philanthropic advisors, strategic managers, journalists, scholars, students, communities, philanthropic fields, and the general public—to think about and deal with philanthropy in consistent and mutually reinforcing ways. Whole fields of philanthropy, as well as systematic data collection and analysis, within and among geographic areas and over time, emerge as subjects of thought, planning, development, and investment. Communities can, with this tool, systematically and strategically assess and develop their philanthropic resources in relation to needs and opportunities.

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This schematic tree is the first systematic, and graphic,
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Searching by Location

Since philanthropic needs, opportunities, and resources (e.g., charities, fields, donors and dollars) are not evenly distributed across the Commonwealth, donors and grantmakers can help fill-in gaps by choosing carefully where they want their benefits to be applied.

Counties

Focus your search by targeting a certain state county or counties.

Community Foundation Areas

The Catalogue for Philanthropy, in association with participating Community Foundations of Massachusetts, has mapped out each Community Foundation Service Area based on zip-code. While mostly accurate, the subjective nature of geographic data related to zip-code boundaries causes some overlap of information. Please contact us if you have feedback regarding the information shown on the Location panel.

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People Served

No other philanthropic database includes this information, but it is very important to many donors. The only way to find it is from charity websites. Owing to the complexity of this subject, we specify it only if a charity itself makes a special point of specifying it on their website.

What is the "Race/Ethnicity?"

"Race/Ethnicity" handles international designations by reference to Continent (e.g., Africa) and Nation (e.g. Rwanda).

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