So why would I want to use this you ask!
Because it’s a quick way for you to get some basic information right from your desk.
For example: you wonder how many corporate foundations there are in Indiana – in less than a minute you’ll know, it’s 60 with nearly $500m in assets, with total giving just over $74m and you can view the data in list, chart or trend view.
Even download it and use it in that report your board wants tonight!
The Foundation Center’s Foundation Stats provides comprehensive resources for generating tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community and even better, it’s available anywhere you have access to the internet.
You can choose whether to create your search in the Foundations or Grants databases.
The Foundations data set includes fiscal information on all active funders in a given fiscal year and the Grants data set includes all grants of $10,000 or more from the Foundation Center 1000 — a sample of 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations. See the top 50 foundations and top 50 recipients for any year between 2002-2012.
Foundation Stats allows you to filter data by:
- Fiscal year
- Foundation type
- Foundation location
Grants Stats allows filtering by:
- Fiscal year
- Population served
You’ll be able to view the data output as a list of data, a chart, or trends over time (when applicable) and the charts and tables can be sorted by category or by values. You are able to export the data as a formatted PDF image, as a machine-readable CSV, or just copy and share the URL.
The database is free to use and custom reports can be generated for a fee. The site has live chat and email for questions. Get started here!