Get on the Map: See Your Grantmaking Data in Action

Imagine being able to see who is funding what and where — anywhere in our region, anytime, and with just a few clicks.

The campaign to “Get on the Map” is a partnership between Philanthropy Northwest, Foundation Center and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. Its mission: To improve the quality, timeliness and availability of rich grant data — for and about funders in our region. Philanthropy Northwest uses this data to produce regional snapshots, educational programs and in-depth publications, including our biennial Trends in Northwest Giving report.

Access to accurate, up-to-date grantmaking data is critical to understanding the funding landscape and ensuring that your giving is as effective as it can be. 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 Philanthropy Northwest members.

View the map

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. Get video instructions for your platform.

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.

Which data fields do I need to provide?

The chart below outlines all of the fields included in the eReporting standard and highlights those that are required and most preferred.

How can I learn more?

The Foundation Center offers a free webinar every month to walk funders through instructions for sharing necessary grants data to make our regional map come to life:

Ready to Get on the Map? A Quick How-to...
November 10, 2016 - 11 a.m. PT   |  Register 
December 8, 2016 - 11 a.m. ET   |  Register