Nonprofit Resources

​​ ​​​​​​​Depa​rtment of Justice, Charitable Activities Section

The Department of Justice, Charitable Activities regulates charitable activities in Oregon, including nonprofit corporations organized for a public benefit. Charities must register with the Department of Justice (DOJ).

100 SW Market St., Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 971-673-1880


GuideStar i​s the national database of charity organizations.

Nonprofit As​sociation of Oregon (NAO)

​The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is the s​tatewide membership organization providing nonprofit sector support.

The Nonprofit Institute

The Nonprofit Institute works to meet the needs of nonprofits.

Mailing Address​Street Address
​Portland State University - PA/INPM
PO Box 751
Portland OR 97207-0751
PSU Urban Center
506 SW Mill Street, Suite 570R
Portland, OR 97201
Fax: 503-725-5111
​​​ f​or Nonprofits

Information and services for charities and nonprofits​ from the U.S. government at​. for Nonprofits

​Visit the IRS website​ for​ tax information specific to nonprofit corporations.

Research Oregon Nonprofit Data

​Complete your own nonprofit research requests, free of charge.

Better Business Bureau, Wise Giving Alliance

The Better Business B​ureau, Wise Giving Alliance offers guidance on making informed giving decisions, various tips publications and the quarterly Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide​.


BoardSource​ is dedicated t​o building stronger nonprofit boards of directors.

Propel Nonprofits

Find informa​tion for and about nonprofit organizations at  Propel Nonprofits ​.

Small Business Administration

Nonprofit o​rganizations are both a recipient of Small Business Administration (SBA)​ services and a partner with the SBA in serving the small business community.

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Helpful Guides from DOJ

Starting and Maintaining a Charity in Oregon

A Guide to Nonprofit Board Service​

Statutes and Rules Governing Nonprofits​​