Jankowski Research and GrantsDirect.com

Jankowski Research and GrantsDirect.com are published by Jankowski Associates, Inc. (JA) based in Maryland. Headed by Bernie Jankowski, JA has been providing innovative solutions for nonprofit organizations' research needs for more than 20 years. 

Why Use JA's Research?
Almost every fundraising "How-To" instructs, "Doing your homework is the key to foundation grants." Unfortunately, most foundations do not publish information. So how can you do homework on a subject that lacks data? 

Look to Jankowski Research be your homework helper. Our expert research staff analyzes thousands of Forms 990-PF each year and reports current data through various products . . . and then we focus on keying grants. No other resource in the country provides the in-depth grants information you will find here. This critical data allows you to understand and create relationships with the largest new foundations, as well as regional foundations headquartered in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Northern Virginia. 

Need an example? In October 2007, JA's editors compared the data on 445 of Maryland's leading 500 foundations by giving. Using JA's GrantsDirect.com, members could search 41,055 foundation grants paid in 2005 and 2006, compared to just 1,834 grants in the Foundation Center's FC Search 11.0. GrantsDirect.com clearly is the better source for identifying foundation prospects based on grants research.

JA's research method accurately identifies geographic distribution and foundation priorities based on keying at least 80% of foundation grants paid, no matter what the size. Our staff captures grant recipients at such a deep level that organizations of all sizes always find meaningful information about potential funders. Grants data is linked to comprehensive online profiles that track and report key financial information -- especially assets, giving and gifts received --over time, officers and directors, contact information and application guidelines.

GrantsDirect.com captures more than 450,000 grants paid by 8,000 foundations: the largest  new foundations in the country and regional foundations headquartered in Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Use GrantsDirect.com to pinpoint funders by organization type, city and state, where grants are paid, size of grant, and more.

Jankowski Research members also receive, in addition to a subscription to GrantsDirect.com, custom research reports and the opportunity to purchase grants spreadsheets at a discount. Spreadsheets contain thousands of grants paid by new foundations to such focus areas as women and girls, the environment, and children and families. 

GD-Button.jpg (1111 bytes)  The online, searchable database lists thousand of grant recipients and their donors.
  Free-text searching uncovers hundreds of links and relationships for just pennies a session. One grant and you've paid for your annual membership.
  Organization coding speeds research across more than 600 support categories.
  Jankowski Research Reports and Print directories put current information in your hands at a price you can afford. 

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Our History
You can trust Jankowski Associates, Inc. For 20 years, we have provided in-depth research on foundation and corporate donors. A commitment to quality, value, and excellence has been key to our success. 


Jankowski Associates, Inc. has an established reputation of providing high-quality research and services. On the national level, we've partnered with Women & Philanthropy, Women's eNews, New Ventures in Philanthropy, the Florida Philanthropic Network, and the National Association of Children's Hospitals, among others, to publish current information on new foundation funding. Our regional partnership with the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations ensures that current foundation data continues to support the research community in our home region.

Bernie Jankowski, President, is grants information specialist and editor. For the last 20 years, he has been in charge of our large data collection/manipulation projects. He has overseen compiling, analyzing, and coding (using the Urban Institute's NTEE) more than 2.3 million grant recipients from more than 10,000 foundations.

Kathy Jankowski, Research Director, oversees the research process. She is also the Director of Special Projects for the Harman Family Foundation, working on the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington, Washington, DC. She  is a trainer for the D.C. Office of Partnerships and Grants Development and the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations. Come to one of her high-energy workshops! Kathy is a community volunteer, a member  the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations; and on the Marketing Committee of the Community Foundation of Frederick County, MD, Inc.

Need more info about Jankowski Research or any of our products? Feel free to call or email Bernie: 301.916-3303  bjankowski@jankowskiresearch.com.