Open Data and Research

Custom Dataset Requests

Need something specific?

We frequently receive requests from researchers for data beyond what's available through our API and other open data offerings. We're often able to create a customized dataset tailored to the research questions of the project while protecting the privacy of our users. If you're considering a project that might need a custom dataset like this, we encourage you to get in touch to discuss your plans!

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About our custom datasets

While we review and scope each custom data request individually to understand what partnership opportunities might be feasible, datasets we've worked with researchers to create in the past have included

Anonymous transaction data

Anonymized transaction data with numeric identifiers to protect individuals' personal information while still allowing detailed analysis of giving patterns

15 years of historical data

15+ years worth of GlobalGiving historical data in a variety of formats (CSV, JSON, etc.)

Project, organization, and report data

Any project, organization, and narrative report data that's already publically available elsewhere on GlobalGiving


Segmentation based on relevant categories, like project thematic area and geography


Detailed documentation capturing the assumptions, context, and caveats associated with each field in the dataset

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We've worked with some of the finest institutions in the world to explore transformative questions in aid, philanthropy, and generosity.

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