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Council for Aid to Education (Council for Aid to Education)
CAE is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit national organization dedicated both to enhancing the effectiveness of corporate and other private-sector support in improving education at all levels and to helping education institutions more effectively acquire private support for their programs. The site includes the Voluntary Support of Education Data Miner (a fee-based service; UW-Madison does not subscribe).

Feeding America: Hunger Studies (Feeding America)
Feeding America is the largest charitable hunger relief organization in the United States, providing direct assistance as well as hunger-related research and policy efforts. The Hunger Studies page provides access to the following reports containing statistics on hunger in the United States: Hunger Study; Child Food Insecurity; and Emergency Food Assistance. The site also contains an online mapping/visualization project called "Map the Meal Gap" that highlights food insecurity rates by state and county within the United States. (Data is displayed in Flash and printable as reports but not downloadable.)

Funded Research (Community of Science organization)
Forms-searchable databases of research grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other federal agencies. Published by the Community of Science organization. Free login required.

National Center for Charitable Statistics (National Center for Charitable Statistics)
The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

NCCS Data Web allows users to create their own summary reports. Registered users can also extract data for downloading into a variety of software database, spreadsheet, and statistical programs including dBase, Microsoft Excel, SAS, and SPSS. The Data Web can be accessed at http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/login.php.

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) (National Science Foundation and National Institute on Aging and others)
The PSID is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of US individuals and their families, ongoing since 1968. The data were collected each year through 1997, and every other year starting in 1999. Topics include income and wealth, expenses, education, and health care. A section on philanthropic giving and volunteering was added in 2001. A subsetting utility is available on the site, or data files may be downloaded in their entirety.

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