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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Woodrow Wilson Papers

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,History,Presidency

Claims to be the largest collection of original Wilson documents in the world.  Swem also has the Papers of Woodrow Wilson, Digital Edition, a database from the University of Virginia.  From the Library of Congress


Review of Selected Criteria Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Taxes

Provides a historical account of how tax officials selected criteria such as names of organizations to investigate whether their applications for ax-exempt status were justified.  A previous 2013 audit report launched a firestorm of criticism that organizations were targeted if they had terms like “patriot” or “tea party” in their names.  This follow-up report reveals that liberal organizations with terms like “progressive” were subjected to the same scrutiny.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Tax Administration Division of the Internal Revenue Service.



Nonprofits in America: New Research Data on Employment, Wages, and Establishments

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Provides a statistical picture of the size and growth of the nonprofit sector in the U.S. in the 2007-2012 period. Includes some state-level data for nonprofit employment by selected industries. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Virginia Grants

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Consumer Info/Protection,Federal State Relations,Virginia Issues

Portal site listing opportunities for grants for individuals, agencies, and organizations from state, federal and private sources.   From the Office of the Governor



Restrictions on Itemized Tax Deductions: Policy Options and Analysis

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Govt Finance,Taxes

Analyzes various proposals to restrict itemized tax deductions either through outright repeal or targeted restrictions based on specific goals.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


An Analysis of Charitable Giving and Donor Advised Funds

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Laws/Regulations

This report uses 2008 data to examine the minimum payout requirement for donor advised funds which, unlike private foundations, are not required to pay out a certain proportion of assets as grants each year.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Exempt Organizations Select Check

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Taxes,,id=249767,00.html

An online search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check information about its federal tax status and filings.  Also allows for downloading of complete list of three types of tax-exempt organizations.  From the Internal Revenue Service


ACORN: Federal Funding and Monitoring

Categories: Charity/Nonprofits,Elections/Campaigns,Govt Finance

Reports on the amount and purpose of federal funding awarded, the nature and results of any federal investigations of ACORN, and how agencies implemented provisions prohibiting the award of funds. From the Government Accountability Office


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