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.

The NCCS Core 2013 file covering 501(c)(3) Public Charities is now available!  You can access the data through the NCCS Table Wizard, or visit our registration page for more information on how to download the full file.


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 Data Dictionaries 
Key Concepts Download Data          IRS Extracts: 201220132014

Custom Report Builder

Access a broad set of national and state-level reports on nonprofits and charitable activities in the U.S. including the number of nonprofits, finances, and charitable giving. Customize filters and break down data by organization type, state, year, and other criteria. This is a FREE resource!

Custom Report Builder         NCCS Data Web                Overview of NCCS Data Files

Advanced Tools

For registered users, the advanced tools help allow you to build, manage, and save your work on the NCCS website, it also grants access to custom reports and classification tools.

NCCS Shortcuts Custom List Management      
Reports EON Advanced NTEE Classification Tool