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Aspen nonprofits: the public data table

The Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day weekend concerts are among the most visible of all nonprofit events in the upper valley.

Aspen Journalism analyzed nonprofit tax return data from the IRS made available through ProPublica’s Nonprofit Explorer research tool. Most of the data in the Nonprofit Explorer database can be found on an organization’s Form 990, which the IRS requires to be filed annually. The financial information and calculations here offer a one-year snapshot of the most recent data available, which is generally from 2011, although some records contain earlier or later data depending on how the organization’s fiscal year falls. To ensure as much consistency as possible, we only included records that had at least six months’ worth of 2011 data. The data in the chart, below, can be sorted by using the up and down indicators. Continue Reading →

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