Corporate giving coming with more strings attached
About this Dataroom
The Globe and Mail has set out to measure the state of philanthropy today, and part of that has involved examining data filed by Canadian registered charities in their tax returns. The Globe and Mail obtained complete databases for the years 1997 to 2009, and partial data from 2010 (data from about 20% of the country's charities hadn't been processed by the end of July, 2011). All of the data, maintained by the Charities Directorate of Canada Revenue Agency, is available to the public by law.
The datasets uploaded to BuzzData contain columns of identifying information for the registered charities that filed tax returns, plus columns of data that correspond to various lines in the T3010 return forms. The information in these columns is what we used to create some of the visualizations in our Giving dashboard. See the "attachments" area of each dataset for a column key and the full, .mdb-formatted database file.
We invite the data community to examine this data and suggest story ideas or create visualizations to help make sense of it. By suggesting story ideas or submitting visualizations, you grant The Globe and Mail the right to use your visualizations, with credit, in any media, including in print or online. Reach us in the comments section of this dataset.
SOURCE: Canada Revenue Agency