We have readily available information on broad areas like arts, education, or health and we partner with organizations worldwide to produce custom statistics, reports, baseline studies, and more.

  • Explore trends in global philanthropy
  • Custom reports and statistics
  • Deep dives on specific interests
  • Access to a multitude of data

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Custom Data Searches

Exactly What You Need

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.

About the Database

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. 

Customized Versions

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.

For information or to order a statistical search, e-mail Reina Mukai, knowledge services manager, at reina.mukai@candid.org, or (212) 807-2485.

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Get answers to your questions.

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.


Knowledge Services

Knowledge Services are data-driven tools and content-rich platforms developed by Foundation Center for funders and their networks, consultants, advisors, and grantees.

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