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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 income.

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 Database, email 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.”


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More information for Consumers:
Frequently Asked Questions

More information for Charitable Organizations and Professional Fund-Raisers
Filing Requirements
Registration and Annual Report Forms
Rules and Statutes

Contact information:
Illinois Attorney General
Charitable Trusts Bureau
100 W. Randolph St., 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 814-2595
TTY: (312) 814-3374

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