Community-based development organizations, or CBDOs, serve the important missions of revitalizing, developing, empowering, and reinvesting economically disadvantaged communities across the United States. We have created three datasets on CBDOs to enable better research analysis of the sector and its financial health. These datasets include: 1) a list of CBDOs alive and active between 2001 and 2019, with tax identifier numbers or employer identification numbers for each organization; (2) a panel dataset of these CBDOs’ public IRS 990 tax filing data for every three years from 2001 to 2019; and (3) a dataset of in-depth financial health analysis variables and metrics based on CBDOs’ 2018 IRS 990 tax data. The data were assembled using the methodology outlined in Lo, Lecy, and Scally (2022) The Financial Health of Community-Based Development Organizations: Technical Report.
Data and Resources
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Community-Based Development Organizations
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2018 CBDO 990 IRS Data
CBDO Panel Dataset 2001-2019
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These data should not be taken as the final, full, and comprehensive list of CBDOs operating in any metropolitan area or state. Users should have an understanding of the regular variability of financial data year to year for any given CBDO.
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Lo, Lydia, Jesse Lecy, Shubhangi Kumari, and Corianne Scally. 2022. Community-Based Development Organization Sector and Financial Datasets. Accessible from https://datacatalog.urban.org/dataset/community-based-development-organi.... Data originally sourced from IRS Open Data on AWS: IRS 990 Filings, developed at the Urban Institute, and made available under the ODC-BY 1.0 Attribution License.