Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Attorney General Greg Abbott has announced a new online service that provides information on charities for donors. The link, labeled Charity Search, is easy to find on the AG's homepage. The database includes 990s and instructions on how to use the 990s to learn about charities, as well as links to other resources. The website has already posted some 990s and will add more in the coming weeks and months. The goal is to give donors as much information as possible about charities, about where their donations are going and what they will support, so the donors can make wise decisions. A video of General Abbott announcing the new service is posted on the AG's website. In the video General Abbott also talks about the importance of charitable hospitals in Texas and says that a Charitable Hospital Summit was held "to empower and inspire hospitals to provide charity care."
Thanks to Jason Havens for sending information about the AG's announcement.