Get on the Map: Help Us Share the Story of Philanthropy's Role in COVID-19 Response and Recovery
As part of the Get on the Map campaign, SECF is partnering with Candid to help track philanthropy’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Candid has created a pop-up page, candid.org/coronavirus, which is updated daily with the latest information on philanthropic efforts to aid global response and recovery. The page includes the latest figures on foundation grantmaking to address the pandemic, a listing of funding opportunities, and news items on philanthropy’s efforts.
Candid has also created a custom map that allows users to explore COVID-19-related funding at the state, county and local levels. You can see which foundations are giving in the Southeast region, where grantmaking is concentrated most, and what gaps might still exist in funding.
If your foundation is funding organizations or initiatives as part of the response to the current crisis, please share information on this grantmaking with Candid. You can follow the instructions on this page, or simply email your grants data to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who have never shared grants data before, Candid recommends using the “Simplified Template” available here. If you have any questions, you may contact Candid’s eReporting team at email@example.com.
The Candid pop-up site also provides information on response funds established in the wake of the outbreak. SECF has shared information on member funds from our own data tracking, but if your foundation has established a coronavirus rapid response fund and is not listed already, you may send information to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure that it is included.
The response to COVID-19 is just part of philanthropy’s ongoing work in our communities, so to make sure that the full story of foundations is being told, we encourage you to become part of Candid’s eReporting program. You’ll be joining more than 800 foundations nationwide that provide grants data directly to Candid for inclusion in resources like Foundation Maps or SECF’s Southern Trends Report.
Help us ensure that Southern philanthropy’s voice is heard and share your grants data today!
For more details on how your organization can Get on the Map, visit our website or contact Stephen Sherman, Director of Research and Data, at email@example.com.