Reviewing tax forms can be an illuminating process. Granted, it only demonstrates the history of giving rather than their current priorities; that is why it is critical to review a funder's website and reports. However, the past can inform the present, so this is a worthwhile task in grantseeking.
What the IRS 990 Form Provides
In the U.S., the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 990 Form provides detailed financial information such as sources of revenue, a summary of an organization's expenditures, and changes in net assets or fund balances. It is an annual document that public charities and foundations in the U.S. use to report specific financial and operational information to the federal government.