Supporting Grants with Good Data

Support Grant Applications with Data

Using research reports and statistics in grant proposals is necessary to help strengthen your case. Data can prove that a service or event is needed, how many others are doing or not doing the same thing, who is benefitting or being served, where they are located, etc.

Demographics Now

Provides access to robust and highly detailed U.S. demographic data. Easily create a variety of reports based on Census information, income, education, etc. to analyze the needs of a given population to help make informed and accurate decisions for your nonprofit.  Accessible online 24/7 with your library card.

Foundation Center National Trends Reports

Foundation Center's funding trends reports provide the latest data available on every aspect of U.S. foundation philanthropy providing a national data source unique for its scope, depth, and historical value. 

Foundation Stats

The Foundation Center's Foundation Stats provides the most comprehensive resource available for generating tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community.

American Factfinder

American FactFinder provides quick access to data from the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Puerto Rico Community Survey, Population Estimates Program, Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys.

Census Information Center - Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa

The Census Information Center (CIC) Program is a cooperative program between the U.S. Census Bureau and Tulsa's Community Service Council. The center serves as repositories of Census data and reports, making Census information and data available to the public. Data are used in areas such as program planning, advocacy, needs assessment, defining service areas, public policy development, developing new business enterprises, and conducting race/ethnic-related research.

National Center for Charitible Statistics

The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.


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Can you suggest some reading material I might benefit from while also attempting to fulfill the Summer Reading Program?

Justin Olson

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