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This “How to Collect and Share DEI Data” guide is a resource for the field and has been written with nonprofits who want to start collecting their organization’s data in mind.

Audience: All Funders

This report chronicles the steps taken, under immense pressure, to develop a coordinated emergency response effort to support a broad range of needs across the region. Once again this effort has demonstrated that working in partnership and close collaboration with our philanthropic peers and local government advisors is an effective way to manage a response to both urgent and longer-term needs.

Audience: All Funders

Lumina Foundation's signature report on college attainment statistics is designed to track the progress toward its goal of having 60% of Americans hold a post-secondary degree or credential by the year 2025.

This research, from Echoing Green and Bridgespan, lays bare the racial disparity in today’s funding environment and argues that population-level impact cannot happen without funding more leaders of color.

Audience: All Funders

Synergos, a global nonprofit organization that brings people together to solve complex challenges like poverty, published this report that “explores how the provision of general operating support and capacity building can help [funders and] donors improve the impact of nonprofit organizations and in turn the communities they serve.”

CECP’s Giving in Numbers™is the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies. It is the premier industry survey and research, providing standard-setting criteria in a go-to guide that has defined the field and advanced the movement.

Audience: Corporate Giving

Based on a survey of more than 250 community foundations that collectively hold more than 90 percent of the field's assets, the 2018 Columbus Survey report found that total community foundation assets increased 0.12 percent on a year-over-year basis, to $86.8 billion.

Topic: Grantmaking

The annual Giving in Numbers infographic offers the very first look at the latest trends that are defining the strategies behind corporate social investments.

Audience: Corporate Giving
Topic: Grantmaking

Through the Kids Count Data Center you can access hundreds of measures of child well-being, incluing all those regularly used in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Data Book. Information can be examined at the state, regional, and national levels.

Audience: All Funders

This study shows how 987 of Foundation Source clients with assets of less than $50 million fared in 2018 vs. 2017. The report found that in 2018, despite declines to their asset balances, these foundations nearly matched their previous year’s disbursements, collectively awarding almost $300 million in grants.

Topic: Grantmaking

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