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Researching Charities and Non-Profits

Charity Choices

This site lists charities which have met the Combined Federal Campaign’s 10 accountability standards, including low overhead. The Combined Federal Campaign is the federal government's on-the-job fund-raising drive. It is like a "United Way" drive for federal employees and the military, though it includes a much broader range of charities than do most United Way campaigns.

Charity Navigator

An independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator evaluates the financial health of America’s largest charities.

Charity Watch

Charity Wach is a watch dog and information service created to maximize the effectiveness of every dollar contributed to charity by providing donors with the information they need to make more informed giving decisions.

Give.org – BBB Wise Giving Alliance

This site is sponsored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and reports on charities and other soliciting organizations.

Guidestar

Use GuideStar's database of more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations to investigate the non-profit of your choice. Free

New Jersey Directory of Registered Charities

The N.J. Division of Consumer Affairs regulates charitable organizations and posts the charities’ financial documents and fundraising reports.

Tax Information for Contributors

IRS (Internal Revenue Service) information on how to claim a deduction for charitable contributions, and a list of organizations (charities) exempt from federal taxation and eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.