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How to research a funder's form 990

Learn how to look up the form 990 of a private foundation

Katharine Corriveau avatar
Written by Katharine Corriveau
Updated over a week ago

For private foundations in the United States, form 990s can provide a wealth of information about a funder's assets, key personnel, and giving history, among other things. Instrumentl provides 2 easy ways of looking up funder form 990s.

From your matches

While browsing funding opportunities in your personalized list of matches, look for the '990 report' tab at the top of the grant page. Select the tab to view the funder's 990 report and download 990 pdfs if desired. 

Using the Quick Find

If you'd like to quickly look up the form 990 for a specific funder, use Instrumentl's Quick Find feature to search through all private foundations registered with the IRS.

Locate the Quick Find at the top left of your screen, directly beneath the Instrumentl logo.

Read up on how to use the Quick Find in depth. 

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