More and more funders have signed on to “Get on the Map” by e-reporting their grants data to the Foundation Center. The data will populate WRAG’s Foundation Map, a data mapping and visualization platform that will allow members to explore who is giving to what and where across the Greater Washington region.
The 20th WRAG member to commit to get on the map is Prince Charitable Trusts. Says managing director Kristin Pauly,
“I am thrilled to see WRAG participate in the “Get on the Map!” campaign. I think it will be so useful to have a picture of philanthropic activities in this region. In fact, Prince operates from 3 geographic locations: Washington, DC; Chicago, Illinois; and Newport, Rhode Island. We immediately formatted our grant information from all 3 offices and sent them into the Foundation Center for our respective geographic areas. As a relatively small foundation, we are especially interested in leveraging our funds. Having access to up-to-date information on where colleague funders are giving will help guide investments and possible collaborations and funding alignment. Prince is happy to support this effort and encourages other WRAG members to do so as well.”
Get on the Map is an initiative to improve the quality, timeliness, and availability of grants data for and about funders. WRAG Members: To learn more about the platform and how to contribute your data, watch this recent webinar or sign up for the next webinar on May 14.