The Annie E Casey Foundation's Kids Count is one of those philanthropic endeavors that deserves highlighting IMHO*. Just released for 2004 and available at Kidscount Databook, the websiteprovides longitudinal data on the "state of childrn" in all 50 states. The data can be easily accessed, graphed, and formatted for use in policy analysis, reports, testimony, research, and by the media.
This has become such a powerful tool it is practically taken for granted by children's organizations, policy makers, foundations, researchers, and advocacy groups. My only question is this - does the Foundation know just how valuable this tool is?
*In my humble opinion.