About Form 990s and 990-PFs

The 990 is the tax return for a public foundation, more commonly called a public charity. The 990-PF is the tax return that US private foundations file. These public documents provide fiscal data for the organization, names of its trustees and officers, application information, and a complete list of grants it made during a given year.

You can find the forms through the Foundation Directory Online (available to all BU faculty or staff) or Guidestar (available for public use). Learn more about how to read these forms here.

If you need help accessing or interpreting the information, please contact Foundation Relations for help.