03. Facilities

3.1 List all facilities, locations, and operations.
3.2 What is the status of each property? Are they owned or leased?
3.3 List any industrial development funds or other public monies used in construction, renovation, or purchase.

The organization’s web site is the best place to look for information on facilities.

While Form 990 does not identify facilities, Part VI of Schedule D discloses the value of land, building, leasehold improvements and equipment. Candid, the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), and the Economic Research Institute all provide access to Form 990 as well as summary information on nonprofit organizations. Also check the New York Charities Bureau.

In addi­tion to iden­ti­fy­ing the loca­tion of facil­i­ties, you can find prop­erty val­ues online in most states. Search Sys­tems and BRBPub pro­vide access to state data­bases that will link you to the assessor’s or deeds office in local com­mu­ni­ties. Records often include detailed infor­ma­tion on build­ing per­mits and the cost of ren­o­va­tions. In com­mu­ni­ties where this infor­ma­tion is not avail­able, you will need to go to the cour­t­house, deeds, or assessor’s office.

You can find infor­ma­tion on indus­trial devel­op­ment funds or other pub­lic monies in the sources above, or by using a gen­eral news search.