Nonprofits: Directories and Evaluating Charities

Directory Databases

These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Austin Public Library Card or on the public computers at any of our locations.

Directory Websites

  • Austin Chamber of Commerce provides a directory of the Family, Community, & Nonprofit organizations that are also Chamber of Commerce members
  • The Cumulative List of Organizations can be used to verify the name of a tax-exempt organization and find out the IRS nonprofit classification. 
  • Candid: Previously Guidestar and Foundation Center, these organizations joined forces in 2019 to become Candid. Includes a national database of more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations, with organizational information including financials and government filings. 

Evaluating Charities