Get on the Map - A New Tool to See Who is Funding What and Where

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Watch our short video to learn about this exciting new resource.

Time and again, we're asked whether there's a way to easily find information about who is funding what and where. Unfortunately, our answer has always been, "Well, not really..." Until now.The campaign to “Get on the Map” is a partnership between Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, the Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, and has as its mission:

To improve the quality, timeliness, and availability of rich grant data—for and about funders in our region.

And it all starts with you—sharing your current grants data.

If I share my data, what's in it for me?
When you share your data, you’ll be making a powerful contribution to Foundation Maps, a highly interactive, searchable mapping platform from Foundation Center that will be accessible to all IPA members.

But, it’s all about participation. Only when our community of funders commits to sharing data will the Foundation Maps platform reach its full potential as a powerful source of accurate, up-to-date answers to questions like…

  1. Who else is funding a particular issue in our region?
  2. What organizations are tackling that issue?
  3. Who is working with specific populations in our community?
  4. Who may be natural collaborators?
  5. Where are there gaps in funding?
  6. How much money is collectively going to specific issues or areas in our region?
  7. What are strategies at play?

Just think…What could “anytime-access” to information like this mean for your work?

How do I submit grants data?
There are just two steps to submitting your grants data using the eGrant format.

  1. Export a complete list of your most recent grants in Excel.

    Most grants management software platforms offer a pre-formatted export function that pulls the necessary data into an Excel file automatically. To find video instructions for your platform, click here.

    If you don’t use one of the listed software systems, simply export a complete list of your most recently-awarded grants into our Excel template.

  2. Email your report to egrants@foundationcenter.org.

What data fields do I need to provide?
Click here for more information and instructions on how to share your data.

As a thank you for sharing your data, you’ll also get access to a custom version of Foundation Maps that reflects your individual organization’s grantmaking activity. Once you see it, picture it populated with the data from hundreds of your fellow funders as well. Starting to see the possibilities?

Recording of a Quick How-to Webinar to learn more about the "Get on the Map" campaign!
Watch these webinar recordings to learn more about How to "Get on the Map" and about How to Use Foundation Maps, at your convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions
Download our Fact Sheet & FAQ for more details about the campaign.

Access the Indiana Map
IPA members can access the Indiana Map after logging into the website.

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