Analyzing our Food Funding Landscape, 12/7

Screenshot of the Foundation Maps software

Monday December 7

2:00 – 4:00pm

Foundation Center
32 Old Slip, 24th floor

Register here by 12/4


This is a funder-only event with invited guests.
This event will be livestreamed (contact adam@northstarfund.org for login info)

A new tool by Foundation Center, Foundation Maps is the premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.  Join us for a briefing that will showcase this new tool and how it can be used to find the funding clusters and funding gaps around the food system in our region.  We’ll also flag a few other resources available across other platforms to help inform strategy.

Jen Bokoff, director of GrantCraft, and Nina Sporer, manager of strategic philanthropy at Foundation Center, will lead a demonstration of the many features and capabilities of Foundation Maps using food systems as our main area of inquiry.  Find out what food issue areas are getting attention in our region, which grantees are receiving the most grants, and what foundations are funding the work.  These questions are just a small example of the type of data you can find on Foundation Maps and other platforms.

All foundations are welcome to attend to learn about this useful software, regardless of your connection to food systems work.

More about Foundation Maps

In October, 2014, Foundation Center launched Foundation Maps, a data visualization platform that brings philanthropic data to life, making it easy to understand who is funding what and where around the world. Simple yet powerful filters zero-in on the issues and places that are most important to you, and interactive features reveal connections among organizations and highlight trends over time. Create your own interactive data visualizations using foundation and grant data. Zoom in on any location in the world and refine your maps, charts, and other visualizations with subject area filters. Search over 3.5 million grants, 38,000 foundations, and 350,000 recipients.  Foundations that submit to Foundation Center using their e-reporting standard will receive a free interactive map showing all of their grantees (see an example on the Mott Foundation website).

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