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Charitable Trust Database Search

The Charitable Database is a searchable list of public charities and private foundations that are registered with the Attorney General’s Office and compliant with Illinois reporting requirements. The database provides financial information about registered charities, such as assets, income and annual financial reports.

Complete annual financial reports generally include a charity’s Form AG990-IL and IRS Form 990 or 990PF. Reports should also include audited financial statements if the charity’s annual gross contributions exceed $500,000 or it used a paid professional fundraiser that raised contributions in excess of $25,000. Reviewed financial statements should be included if the charity’s annual gross contributions were in excess of $300,000 but not in excess of $500,000.

If a charity is not currently registered with the Attorney General’s office or compliant with Illinois law, it will not be listed in the Charitable Database. However, the Attorney General’s office maintains a separate record of every charity ever registered. If you cannot find a charity in the Charitable Database, feel free to call 312-814-2595 (7-1-1 Relay System) to find out if the charity was ever registered.

To obtain printed copies of a charity’s registration statements and financial reports, send a written request to:

Office of the Illinois Attorney General
Charitable Trust Bureau
115 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Note: Charities prepare their own reports, and the Attorney General’s office cannot guarantee the accuracy, quality or validity of the information.

More information for Consumers:
Frequently Asked Questions
Downloadable Resources
Forming Charitable Organizations
Volunteer Board Members of Illinois Not-For-Profit Organizations

More information for Charitable Organizations and Professional Fund-Raisers
Filing and Reporting for Organizations
Filing and Reporting for Professional Fundraisers
Rules and Statutes