Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research
The mission of the Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research is to provide research, evaluation and consulting services that build the leadership and strategic- and evaluative-thinking capacity of local nonprofits as well as to be the leading source of information, data and research on the local nonprofit sector.
The Caster Center offers resources and products that are grounded in systematic research and have direct applicability to the field. It also serves as an important training facility that enables doctoral students to directly engage in a variety of Third Sector research projects. The Caster Center works in collaboration and under contract with nonprofit-service and charitable organizations on a wide range of projects.
Mary Jo Schumann, Director
San Diego’s only index charting the economic health of local area nonprofits.