Funders Share Data to Strengthen Civic Engagement
Relaunched in 2015, the Foundation Center’s Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy (FFUSD) is a free mapping database that gives a clear picture of philanthropy’s role in our democracy by showing who’s funding what and where. Survey the field, find collaborators and fine-tune your strategies at http://democracy.foundationcenter.org.
While FFUSD is poised to become an indispensable tool for civic engagement grantmakers and grantseekers, it needs input from as many funders as possible. FFUSD relies on data from “Get on the Map,” an e-reporting project that combines the analysis power of the Foundation Center with the convening power of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. If you’re not already on the map, consider joining at http://foundationcenter.org/grantmakers/ereporting/gotm.html.