Grant Writing, Non-Profits and Philanthropy: Statistical Resources

UNM Only Databases

Congressional Universe

Provides access to a vareity of Congressional hearings and documents.  Although not the most statistically intense database, it is nonetheless quite useful to find Congessional appropriations to federal agencies that provide money for grants.


Free Federal Statistical Sites

U.S. Bureau of the Census

A great source of statistical data on the population of the US.  Includes demographic, educational, housing, and financial data broken down by Census track, block, or block group, zip code, congressional district, state, region, or national.

U.S. Department of Labor

A resource for statistics on labor, economics, and health and safety issues.

Provides access to statistics generated by a vareity of federal agencies.

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, or the Forum, is a working group of Federal agencies that collect, analyze, and report data on issues related to children and families. The Forum has partners from 22 Federal agencies as well as partners in private research organizations.

National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

National Center for Health Statistics

The National Center for Health Statistics' website, a rich source of information about America's health.


DataFerrett is a unique data mining and extraction tool that allows you to select a databasket full of variables and then recode those variables as you need. You can then develop and customize tables. Selecting your results in your table you can create a chart or graph for a visual presentation into an html page. Save your data in the databasket and save your table for continued reuse.

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