Cardinal Cushing Library
Non-Profit Organization Information


General Resources/Existing Nonprofits
Database Resources
Book Resources (Print and Electronic)
Web Site Resources
  • Boston Indicators Project
    The Boston Indicators Project is a source for local statistics and analysis of the role of nonprofits in communities in the surrounding area.
  • Charity Navigator
    "[Charity Navigator rates] charities by evaluating two areas of performance: Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. Our ratings show donors how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and their level of commitment to being accountable and transparent.
  • Foundation Center
    Explore the Gain Knowledge and Find Funding top menu options. Search the Foundation Directory Online at the left bottom corner of the homepage.
  • Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics
    Resource Type: Web Site
    Explore Find a nonprofit, View forms 990, Learn about NCCS Data, and more.
    National Center for Charitable Statistics, The Urban Institute.
  • Nonprofit Explorer: Research Tax-Exempt Organizations
    Resource Type: Web Site
    Search for IRS 990 Filings by institution or keyword, State, Major nonprofit categories, or Org. Type.
    ProPublica.
  • Philanthropic Directory
    Resource Type: Web Site
    The Philanthropic Directory is a guide to Nonprofits and philanthropic organizations in Massachusetts.

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Information on Starting a Nonprofit
Database Resources
Web Site Resources
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Grants and Fundraising
Book Resources (Print and Electronic)
Web Site Resources
  • Associated Grant Makers
    Associated Grant Makers is a New England association of foundations and corporations giving grants to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
  • Foundation Center
    Explore the Gain Knowledge and Find Funding top menu options. Search the Foundation Directory Online at the left bottom corner of the homepage.
  • Grants.gov
    The primary resource for finding and applying for federal grants. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

For more information, See Research Guide: Grants/Grant Writing.


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Employment in Nonprofits
Web Site Resources
  • Associated Grant Makers
    Associated Grant Makers is a New England association of foundations and corporations giving grants to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.
  • Idealist.org
    Search their database of open paid and volunteer positions at nonprofit and philanthropic organizations worldwide.


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Search for Books
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor
Emmanuel College Library: First Floor

Last updated: Jun 28th 2017