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Grantseeking Resources: Statistics/Researching Issues

guide to grant seeking resources available via the UNT Libraries and beyond

Background on Issues


Guidestar is a searchable directory that provides detailed information on many nonprofit organizations. It includes IRS-registered 501 nonprofit organizations that may accept tax-deductible contributions. Profiles of these organizations cover missions, programs, financials, leaders, and the IRS 990 filing from 1998 forward in most cases.

Guidestar is available remotely to all UNT community members. Non-UNT affiliated users can access Guidestar from a dedicated community computer station in Sycamore Library or Willis Library.

Statistics/Demographics Resources

Sources for statistics and demographics that can be used to build your case in a grant proposal.  They can also help in assessing the impact of your organization's work.  

Statistics about Grants and Foundations

Foundation Stats is freely available online at and provides the most comprehensive information available on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community. It enables you to create custom data tables and charts on this important sector of philanthropy and download these to your reports and presentations.

Foundation Center: Foundation Stats Screen Capture

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