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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.

Funded Research (COS Pivot)
Pivot offers a number of services, such as the Funding Opportunities database, the latest news and trends in awards/funding, researcher profiles, and the Papers Invited database that includes information about publishing opportunities. The interactive Keyword Statistics feature provides information about the amount of funding available for various areas of research at any given time The COS Funding Opportunities database includes research grants in all subject areas worldwide, and can be searched by keyword, sponsor, deadline, amount, citizenship or residency, and more. Results include links to email and web addresses when available. The Funding Alert service offers to its subscribers customized email updates of funding in all areas of expertise. Free login required. However, University of Wisconsin clientele are automatically considered subscribers to the database.

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) (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. IRS Business Master Files, NCCS Core Files, Digitized Data Files, and IRS Statistics of Income Division Exempt Organizations Sample Files are avaialbe from NCCS Data Archive. It also offers tools and reports for visitors to learn more about the nonprofit sector. Visitors can find nonprofit organizations by geographic areas like state, county or zip code; view IRS Form 990 images; analyze financial data on the sector; look at trends in charitable giving; or download data. NCCS site also has the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) and the Nonprofit Program Classification System (NPC) for nonprofit organizations.

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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