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Get on the Map: Home

And Get Even More Savvy about Your Grantmaking!

Through this partnership with Candid you can access accurate, up-to-date grantmaking data critical to understanding the funding landscape and ensuring that your giving is as effective as it can be. And that’s what the "Get On The Map" campaign is all about! This guide will explore how and why your grantmaking organization should participate. 

What is Get on the Map?

The "Get on the Map" campaign — created by a partnership of the United Philanthropy Forum and Candid — is a data-sharing initiative dedicated to boosting the quality and availability of fresh, detailed grantmaking data across the Forum Network.

Foundation Maps is a data visualization platform for philanthropy which lets you: explore who is supporting your areas of interest by filters such as subject, geography, population served, type of support, organization name, and keyword; get detailed information about funders, grant recipients, and grants; discover new partners for collaboration; and uncover trends, see networks, and monitor changes across the sector. See more here.

Foundation Maps

Foundation Maps Regional allows you to display data and information that can inform your organization's strategic planning and development. You can use the maps to provide landscape scans of support in a particular funding area. This tool is limited to grantmaking members. Log in to our website and access it here.

What's in it for me?

By sharing your data, you’ll be making a powerful contribution to several important initiatives that Forefront has undertaken with Candid to tell the story of philanthropy in Illinois. Your data powers:

1. Illinois Foundation Stats, our regional dashboard, which aims to give you the most up-to-date picture of funding in Illinois.

2. The annual Giving in Illinois report, which provides an authoritative overview of giving in our region.

3. Foundation Maps: Forefront (login required), a highly interactive, searchable mapping platform from Candid that lets you visualize data at the grants level. This is accessible to all Forefront grantmaking members.

4. Your own map (see sample); a window into your own grantmaking visualized through the Foundation Maps platform. This map can be used as a communication tool and/or incorporated into your website.

Illinois Foundation Stats

This public-facing interactive dashboard represents the latest available data from Illinois foundations and the IRS and offers insights into: the composition of foundations in Illinois, the giving priorities and support strategies of those foundations, and giving to Illinois by all foundations, regardless of location. Learn more by clicking the button below.

Giving in Illinois

Forefront and Candid partner to create a yearly report about charitable giving in Illinois where much of the information is drawn from the Get on the Map data. Learn more about this work and read the latest report by clicking the button below.