This is an exciting time for Cleveland + Akron and the world with Gay Games 9 presented by The Cleveland Foundation currently taking place! Foundation Center is a community sponsor of this great event and we hope to see everyone participating in some way! So many amazing things are happening in this community and we are proud to be a part of it.
In honor of this event I would like to highlight Philanthropy In / Sight: LGBTQ developed in partnership with Funders for LGBTQ Issues. This online resource is a special, custom edition of Foundation Center's Philanthropy In/Sight data visualization platform—focusing on the field of LGBTQ issues. Philanthropy In/Sight: LGBTQ was designed to help shed light on the field through use of an interactive mapping tool containing dynamic information on who's giving and who's getting LGBTQ grants.
By combining Funders for LGBTQ Issues' extensive research and data collection with the Foundation Center's vast database of information on grantmakers and grants, and providing access to a diverse array of demographic, socio-economic, and other data, Philanthropy In/Sight: LGBTQ enables grantmakers to identify areas of greatest need and visualize philanthropy's impact on LGBTQ issues. The tool allows users to create maps that visualize the scope and reach of LGBTQ focused philanthropy—from local communities to countries around the globe. It combines the last ten years of data collected by both Funders for LGBTQ Issues and the Foundation Center, covering over 22,500 grants to over 4,400 organizations, from over 550 community, public, family and private foundations.
Philanthropy In/Sight: LGBTQ is a powerful tool for transparency that will be updated with new data regularly.
With Philanthropy In/Sight, you can:
- Plot the locations of grantmakers and grant recipients on U.S., world, regional, and local maps
- Open map “pins” for information on any organization, and drill down for details about grants
- Explore emerging trends by viewing maps with aggregated grantmaker and grant data
- Uncover gaps in funding by country, state/province, county, city, congressional district, ZIP code, and more
- Discover critical connections by cross-linking between funders, recipients, and grants
- Focus on issues you care about by choosing from over 1,100 areas of interest and population groups
- Assess funding needs and impact with over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets
- Use Google zoom tools to focus near or far
As always… knowledge, innovation, impact!
John Patrick Bailey, Ph.D.