Share Your Grants Data to Show Philanthropy’s Response to 2020
As a partner on the Get on the Map campaign, SECF works with Candid to promote data sharing in the philanthropic sector. Last month, Candid launched its annual data collection campaign, and we invite our members to join this effort by sharing grants data through Candid’s eReporting program.
By joining the eReporting campaign, your organization will help inform resources like SECF’s Southern Trends Report and interactive tools like Candid’s Foundation Maps. These resources are used daily by your peers to assess gaps in funding, seek out potential partners, and determine where and how to target their investments.
Your participation is also critical to ensuring that researchers, sector leaders, policymakers, and others have a clear picture of Southern philanthropy’s response to events in 2020. Last year, Candid launched two new data portals tracking philanthropy’s efforts in responding to COVID-19 and grantmaking to promote racial equity, both of which rely heavily on data shared directly by funders. Candid’s data is also regularly cited in research in the field, including recent reports from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the Schott Foundation for Public Education, and Media Impact Funders. We need your help to provide the most current and accurate data on foundation grantmaking for resources like these.
If your organization is already an eReporting partner, thank you! You should have received instructions from Candid for reporting FY20 and FY21 data. Please remember to share your data by June 30, 2021.
If your organization is new to eReporting, it’s easy to share your grants data. 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, we recommend using the “Simplified Template” available here. If you have questions, please feel free to email email@example.com.
As an added benefit, organizations that participate in eReporting receive an interactive map that visualizes their foundation’s grantmaking (see a sample here). Grants data is also incorporated into our regional giving map, available exclusively to SECF members.
Want to learn more about eReporting?
Candid is offering an introductory webinar for interested funders on Thursday, April 8. See more details below and register here to attend.
Why & How to Share Your Grants Data with Candid
When: April 8 2021, 2:00pm ET / 1:00pm CT
Whether you already share your grants data with Candid or are considering joining the more than 1000 funders who do, join us to get the latest on our eReporting program. We’ll break down why and how to share grants data so that the story of your organization's grantmaking is accurately told - from the issues you support to the populations you serve. We'll also guide you through some Candid resources where this data gets put to use to benefit the sector.
For additional information, visit the Candid website or contact Stephen Sherman, Director of Research and Data, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us ensure that Southern philanthropy’s voice is heard and share your grants data today!