Building Better Charities
Charitable Database Search
The Charitable Database is a list of public charities and private
foundations which are registered with the Attorney General’s
Office and in compliance with the reporting requirements imposed upon
them by Illinois law. You can search by charity name, charity number,
FEIN number, city, state and/or zip code.
By using this search engine you can obtain financial details on
those charities listed in the Charitable Database. Such details include
the charity’s address and county, as well as its assets and
In addition, the Charitable Database includes scanned images of
current complete annual financial reports filed with this Office after
March 31, 2004. A complete annual financial report generally includes
a charity’s Form AG990-IL and its IRS Form 990 or 990PF.
A public charity’s annual financial report should include an
audited financial statement if its annual gross receipts exceed
$300,000 or if the charity used a paid professional fund raiser and
raised contributions in excess of $25,000.
In reviewing these reports you must remember that the charity —
not the Attorney General — prepares the reports. The Attorney
General does not control the information contained on the report,
and consequently this Office cannot guarantee the accuracy, quality,
or validity of such information.
Please note that if a charity is not registered with this Office
or has not timely filed its financial reports as required by Illinois
law, information on that charity will not be available using this
Charitable Database. However, the Illinois Attorney General does maintain
a record of every charity ever registered with this Office. If you
cannot find information on a particular charity using the Charitable
us or you can call 312-814-2595 (TTY: 312-814- 3374) to find out
if that charity was ever registered with this Office.
If you want to obtain copies of a charity’s registration statements
and/or prior financial reports filed with this Office, you may request
them by writing to the “Office of the Attorney General, Charitable
Trust Bureau, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601.”