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Get on the Map

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

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 that’s what this campaign is all about! The “Get on the Map” initiative is a partnership between Southern California Grantmakers, Foundation Center and United Philanthropy Forum.

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

Find accurate, up-to-date information about:

  • Who else is funding a particular issue in our region
  • What organizations are tackling that issue
  • Who is working with specific populations in our community
  • Where are there funding gaps
  • How much money is collectively going to specific issues or areas in our region

Here's a great PND blog about what's in it for you. 

How do I submit grants data?

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 [email protected].

Which data fields do I need to provide?

The chart to the right details the data fields included in the eReporting standard and highlights those that are required and most preferred.

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. 

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California Foundation Stats

Finding key statistics for California philanthropy just got easier with Foundation Center’s California Foundation Stats dashboard! This free, online tool provides access to hundreds of charts and tables on philanthropy in our state:

  • Size, scope, and giving priorities of California foundations
  • Data on giving to California-based recipients by out-of-state funders
  • Top funders by region and issue area
  • Access to 900 research reports about California initiatives
  • Data about trends in funding specific support strategies and population groups
  • Regional data tables for nine regions: Bay Area, Central Coast, Central Valley, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, North Coast, Orange County, Sierra Range, South Coast, and Border.

Foundation Maps: California


Displays information about more than 200,000 grants made by 260+ California grantmakers. It is available at no charge to members of California's regional associations of grantmakers: Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)San Diego Grantmakers (SDG), and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG).