Developed by the Foundation Center, a nonprofit organization with 50 years of experience connecting grantseekers and grantmakers, Foundation Directory Online is the nation's leading online resource for funding research.
Provides data on a variety of disciplines. Data points presented in multiple formats including reports, graphs, infographics, and PowerPoint slides. No directly philanthropic data, but good for pulling in supplementary data from areas like business, marketing, Internet use, etc.
"For more than 30 years, the Council's Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey has provided the sector with the most comprehensive data on grantmaker staff composition and compensation in the U.S. at community, private (family and independent), and public foundations, as well as other staffed grantmaking entities." Available in print in the Payton Library. (Older issues available under old title, Grantmakers Salary Report.)
"Glasspockets is a Foundation Center initiative that champions philanthropic transparency in an online world. Launched in 2010, but with roots dating back to the Center’s founding in 1956, Glasspockets provides the data, resources, examples, and action steps foundations need to understand the value of transparency, be more open in their own communications, and help shed more light on how private organizations are serving the public good."
Most comprehensive source of statistics on nonprofit organizations, public charity finances, voluntarism, charitable and foundation giving. Data Archive includes IRS Business Master Files, NCCS Core Files, Digitized Data Files, and IRS Statistics of Income Division Exempt Organizations Sample Files.