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Nonprofit Resource Center
Central Library
3nd floor
400 Civic Center
TulsaOK 74103

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Research & Data Web Resources

Using research reports and statistics in grant proposals is necessary to help strengthen your case. Data can prove that a service or event is needed, how many others are doing or not doing the same thing, who is benefitting or being served, where they are located, etc.

  • American Factfinder
    American FactFinder provides quick access to data from the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Puerto Rico Community Survey, Population Estimates Program, Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys.

    ***Narrative Profiles are an excellent source of information for grant proposal needs assessments and statements of need. To find a narrative profile, use the "Advanced" search mode in American FactFinder and use the keyword "NP01."***
  • Census Information Center - Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa
    The Census Information Center (CIC) Program is a cooperative program between the U.S. Census Bureau and forty-seven national, regional, and local non-profit organizations including Tulsa's Community Service Council. The centers serve as repositories of Census data and reports, making Census information and data available to the public and the communities they serve. Data are used in areas such as program planning, advocacy, needs assessment, defining service areas, public policy development, developing new business enterprises, and conducting race/ethnic-related research.
  • Center for Effective Philanthropy
    Free research publications ranging across topics such as foundation staff satisfaction, CEO performance, and grant evaluation process. Focus is on analyzing grant-making foundations.
  • CompassPoint | Research & Publications
    CompassPoint's identifies and explores nonprofit leadership and management topics. By engaging sector experts and colleagues as partners and advisors, CompassPoint aims to further ensure the rigor, currency, and impact of its research.
  • CRIdata -Nonprofits and Data: A How-To Series
    A series of presentations on how to incorporate data into your grant proposals and nonprofit activities.
  • Demographics Now
    Provides complete access to current and past U.S. Census data, with demographic maps and reports for all U.S. geographies and addresses, as well as accurate market and site location analysis. A librarian must search this database on your behalf. For mediated searches please see a Research Center librarian or contact us at
  • Foundation Center National Trends Reports
    Foundation Center's funding trends reports provide the latest data available on every aspect of U.S. foundation philanthropy. Our team of research experts analyzes and interprets the data on foundations that we collect — providing a national data source unique for its scope, depth, and historical value.
  • Foundation Stats
    The Foundation Center's Foundation Stats provides the most comprehensive resource available for generating tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community.
  • IssueLab
    IssueLab provides free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems.
  • Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Study - Center for Civil Society Studies
    The Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies is a leading source of ground-breaking research and knowledge about the nonprofit sector, social investing, and the tools of government. The Center’s comprehensive publications database contains over 300 research products.
  • National Center for Charitible Statistics
    The National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States.
  • Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce -Data & Research
    Business, market, economic, and other data available from the OK Dept. of Commerce.
  • Tulsa County - Census Narrative Profiles
    Narrative Profiles are an excellent source of information for grant proposal needs assessments and statements of need. To find a narrative profile, use the "Advanced" search mode in American FactFinder and use the keyword "NP01."
  • United States Census

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