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National Charities Information Bureau
19 Union Square West
New York, NY 10003-3395
Phone: (212) 929-6300 



  Publishes "Wise Giving Guide" and individual reports on charitable organizations. 

Philanthropic Advisory Service of the Council of Better Business Bureaus
4200 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 276-0100



  Publishes "Give But Give Wisely," Insight and individual reports on charitable organizations.

American Institute of Philanthropy
3450 North Lake Shore Drive
Suite 2802
Chicago, IL  60657
Phone: (773) 529-2300



  Publishes "Charity Rating Guide & Watchdog Report."  This guide reviews charities on basis of financial performance and gives each charity an overall letter grade.

10755 Scripps Poway Parkway
Suite F, PMB 422
San Diego, CA 92131-3924
Phone:  (619) 615-9733



  Publishes searchable database of private foundations and other charities on the web.  Search allows users to access images of tax-related information for each of the over 60,000 private foundations that file Form 990-PF with the IRS. 

Philanthropic Research, Inc.
Attn.: GuideStar Customer Service
4801 Courthouse Street
Suite 220
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Phone:  (757) 229-4631



  Publishes a searchable database of more than 1.8 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. Allows users to access program and financial information of more than 1.4 million 501(c)(3) organizations and 161,000 private foundations, as well as images of the foundations' latest Forms 990.