Research, Tools and Reports

Research, Tools, and Reports to Understand the Social Sector in the U.S.

Every month, we aggregate, classify, organize and update over 800 million units of knowledge gathered from filings with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service – IRS, and the Securities and Exchange Commission – SEC, and other trusted sources of information.

We continuously curate interactive data visualizations and reports to inspire social impact funders, social entrepreneurs, innovative technology providers, governments, and nonprofits to solve our most pressing social challenges through community building, knowledge sharing, and collective impact.

Nonprofit and Tech for Good Compensation Tool
Online Interactive Tool
Create custom reports to inform your annual budget, board meeting, and people strategy, with this interactive report based on over 500,000 salaries.
$2.9T of Social Funding & Software Spending
Online Interactive Tool
Explore by UN SDG the total addressable market for tech for good solutions in the US, including nonprofit software spending.
The Service Desert Map™ for Individuals with Disabilities in WA
Downloadable Infographic
Service deserts are like food deserts, but show gaps for nonprofit service organizations.
The US Nonprofit Landscape: Human Services Insights 2022
Downloadable Report
Insights on 300,000+ nonprofit organizations in the US that focus on Human Services.
The UN SDGs key indicators benchmarking by state in the US
Online Interactive Tool
At-a-glance view of how each one of the 50 states in the US rank on key indicators related to the 17 UN SDGs.
Social Innovators in the US – Market Pulse June 2022
Downloadable Report
Social Innovators embrace social impact metrics as key performance indicators, double down on virtual or hybrid office environments, and expect double-digit revenue growth in 2022.
2022 Nonprofit Compensation Trends
Downloadable Report
Explore actionable insights on how to remain competitive as you seek to acquire and retain talent.
Broadband Access & Economic Mobility of Older Americans
Downloadable Report
Using natural language processing methods, we found five issues behind the lack of broadband access as a barrier to the economic mobility of older Americans.
Nonprofit Organization NTEE Code Finder & UN SDG Classification
Online Interactive Tool
This AI-powered Interactive Tool shows data on over 3M tax-exempt organizations.
Safe and Affordable Housing - US Landscape
Downloadable Infographic
Opportunity Landscape of the nonprofits and tech for good companies working on affordable & reliable housing in the US.
Next Level Social Impact - Boston Landscape
Case Study
Learn how a grantmaking organization used a landscape analysis of 2,200 target nonprofits in Greater Boston and the visualization of areas with service gaps to inform long-range planning.
Workforce Development Sector in the US
Premium Report
Understand $24B per year flowing to nonprofits that address the increasing skills gaps, job displacement, and economic mobility in the US.
The $500M Market for Cybersecurity Solutions in the US Nonprofit Sector
Premium Report
The Cybersecurity Solutions - 2022 Nonprofit Opportunity Landscape Report focuses on 22,000 charitable organizations that report over $2.5M in Net Assets and more than ten employees.
Ability Central - Communication Disabilities in the US
Case Study
Learn how the leading philanthropy for communications disabilities harnessed an X4Impact custom dataset to create a new online tool transforming information access for disability communities.
Nonprofit NTEE Code Builder
Online Interactive Tool
Learn about the NTEE Code Classification System for US Nonprofits and determine the correct code for your organization to help with grants and donations.
Nonprofit Geographic Landscape
Premium Report
Our Geographic Landscape Series focuses on analyzing over 1.8M active tax-exempt organizations in the US to provide insights for Philanthropists, Impact Investors, Consulting Firms, Academia, and Technology Providers.
Service Desert Map™ for Low Income Households in Pierce County, WA
Downloadable Infographic
Service deserts are like food deserts, but show gaps for nonprofit service organizations.
Service Desert Maps™ in the US
Downloadable Infographic
An X4Impact Service Desert Map™ is a powerful visualization of the opportunity gaps between populations in need of services and the number of nonprofits servicing specific locations or the flow of social funding towards those populations.
Directory of Technology Companies Serving the Nonprofit Sector
Online Interactive Tool
Explore a directory of 2,900+ impact tech solutions and services that address critical social and environmental challenges.
Nonprofit Landscape: Pierce County, WA
Premium Report
Explore $7.2B flowing to 3.7K active tax-exempt organizations in Pierce County, WA. With insights for Philanthropists, Impact Investors, Consulting Firms, Academia, and Technology Providers.
Market Landscape: PreK-12 Education in the US
Premium Report
Explore $850B+ flowing to 160K+ PreK-12 schools and supporting nonprofit organizations serving 53M students. With insights for Philanthropists, Impact Investors, Consulting Firms, and Technology Providers.
Nonprofit Vertical Landscape
Premium Report
Our customizable Vertical Landscape Reports provide insights for Philanthropists, Impact Investors, Consulting Firms, Academia, and Technology Providers on tax-exempt organizations in the US working on a selected issue area.
LilacZero - Services for Sustainably-Minded Companies
Case Study
Learn how a boutique consulting firm uses X4Impact’s Tech Directory to target 2,900+ solution providers with sustainability practice offerings.
UN SDG 1: Poverty & Homelessness
Online Interactive Report
There are 556K homeless individuals in the US and 34M living in poverty. 40,000 nonprofits focus on this issue while deploying $170B/yr.
UN SDG 2: Hunger & Food Insecurity in the US
Online Interactive Report
In the U.S. 11 million children live in food-insecure households. Over 15,000 nonprofits deploy $38B/yr to address hunger.
UN SDG 3: Health & Well-being in the US
Online Interactive Report
Understand the total size of the US healthcare system and accessibility of mental health and other services.
UN SDG 4: Quality Education in the US
Online Interactive Report
The US education system, from public schools to higher education, including student-teacher ratios and the impact of student loan debt.
UN SDG 5: Gender Equality in the US
Online Interactive Report
Gender equality trends such as the number of women in Congress the gender pay gap, and related 13,000 nonprofits.
UN SDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
Online Interactive Report
Check your state’s clean water and sanitation indicators, including violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
UN SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy
Online Interactive Report
Trends in clean energy generation and affordability by type of energy source.
UN SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth
Online Interactive Report
Minimum wage trendlines by state and analysis of the organizations that support economic growth.
UN SDG 9: Industry, Infrastructure & Innovation
Online Interactive Report
Broadband access, road conditions, State investment in R&D, and organizations focused on Infrastructure.
UN SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities in the US
Online Interactive Report
Employment-related discrimination by state, income inequalities, and sector funding analysis.
UN SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities
Online Interactive Report
Public transport, carbon emissions, urban green spaces, museums, aquariums, and zoos by state
UN SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production
Online Interactive Report
Food waste, hazardous waste, recycling, and responsible production by state, and sector funding analysis.
UN SDG 13: Climate Action & Climate Change
Online Interactive Report
Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, Extreme Heat and the nonprofits working on these issues.
UN SDG 14: Life Below Water in the US
Online Interactive Report
Ocean pollution, overfishing, plastic pollution, and marine protected areas in the US.
UN SDG 15: Life on Land & the Environment
Online Interactive Report
Biodiversity, endangered species act, deforestation, wildfire, ecosystem services, and land use.
UN SDG 16: Peace, Justice, & Human Rights
Online Interactive Report
The criminal justice system, imprisonment, probation, parole, and incarceration, in the US.
Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals in the US
Online Interactive Report
International Development, Research, Public Policy, and Partnerships to achieve the UN Goals in the US

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