List of Useful Databases for Nonprofit Scholarship

The Generosity Commission is a non-partisan organization that promotes research on changes in the level of volunteering and charitable giving in the United States.

In a recent grant RFP they included a nice appendix summarizing some of the most useful public databases for nonprofit scholarship. It’s a great place to direct PhD students or scholars getting started on a new topic and looking for data sources to measure variables of interest.

The list can be downloaded HERE.

Linking Data on Campaign Contributions and Government Grants

Free Foundations and Grants Database

A new foundations dataset has been released by It provides: