NCCS Databases and Tools

NCCS’ web tools are the most powerful resources for researchers, offering more than 200 data files, including data on the finances and activities of nonprofit organizations going back as far as 1989 as well as the latest zip code level giving data for households that itemize their IRS income tax forms, and much more. 

Working closely with the IRS and other government agencies, private sector service organizations, and the scholarly community, NCCS builds compatible national, state, and regional databases and develops uniform standards for reporting on the activities of charitable organizations.


NCCS provides a number of data files on the nonprofit sector. These files vary by source, number, year, and type of organization. Find out what data is right for your needs by reviewing the NCCS Data link below. A fee may apply for purchasing NCCS data files.

NCCS Data Files   Guide to Using NCCS Data
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Key Concepts   Data Dictionaries 
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