John P. McDonough, Secretary of State    

Search the Maryland Charities Database:

To search the database, enter as much information as you like.
The information may be:
  • the name of a charity or partial name
  • a keyword or it's purpose
  • the city, county and/or state
  • If you don't see what you expect, broaden your search
  • If you want to search counties YOU MUST select Maryland as your state

It will probably be more helpful to use the Keyword field.
In the Name field, the entry must be exactly as it is in the charity database.

Name:
Keyword:
City:
State:
County: To be used only if you are searching within the State of Maryland

The list which results from your search is made up of summary information filed by charitable organizations with the Office of the Secretary of State of Maryland.

If you would like to obtain additional information about a particular charitable organization, you may wish to visit Guidestar to view a copy of the organization's IRS Form 990, a description of the organization's charitable programs, and other information about the administration and finances of the organization (How to Read a Form 990 and Find Out What It Means). The information on Guidestar's website is collected from the Internal Revenue Service as well as the charitable organization.

If you are considering making a contribution to a charitable organization, we encourage you to follow the suggestions in the Giving Wisely brochure or contact the Office of the Secretary of State for more complete information about the organization. Registration with the Office of the Secretary of State is not an endorsement of the organization or a solicitation for contributions by the organization.