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Key Facts on U.S. Foundations (2014)
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Foundation Center offers searches of our research database designed according to your specifications. These searches can help you prepare a report for your board, identify funding partners, research philanthropic assets and giving in your locality, investigate possible new areas of funding activity, and identify potential grantees.
The Foundation Center's database contains current and historical financial and programmatic information on more than 76,000 grantmaking foundations. It also includes individual grant records of $10,000 or more awarded by a sample of roughly 1,000 larger foundations.
Research staff can produce customized versions of the data tables and rankings we release in Foundation Stats, our fact sheets on the sector, and in our benchmark studies on subsectors of the field. Searches commonly performed include summary financial data tables, recipient or foundation rankings, and tables showing grant distribution patterns by subject area, type of support, recipient type, population group, and geographic area.
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We’ve been tracking giving by foundations for decades and have a variety of resources that can help you understand the scale of the foundation community and its grantmaking priorities on a broad level.
We can also help you explore special topics or regional, national, or international funding. No matter where you are, our researchers can work with you to produce custom statistics or reports or compile authoritative baseline studies and to track trends over time.