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Powerful Grants Data at Your Fingertips: Foundation Maps Training

Monday, April 18, 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am PDT
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Understanding who is funding what and where has never been easier or more fun!

Join us for an interactive statewide webinar to learn about a powerful new data tool, Foundation Maps: California.  Built in partnership with the Foundation Center, the interactive data platform displays information on more than 200,000 grants made by 260+ California grantmakers and is free to members of Northern California Grantmakers (NCG)San Diego Grantmakers (SDG), and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG).

During this webinar, Foundation Center's Amanda Dillon will walk you through the different ways to find grants data using this tool and how it can help your work.

Join Us To:

  • View grants data by grantmakers or by recipients
  • View grants data on a map or as a list
  • View grants data using specific search filters (location, issue area, population served, grant amount, etc.)
  • Find others who are funding in your areas of interest
  • Assess funding portfolios and plan for the future
  • Demonstrate the scope and reach of your philanthropy

Targeted Audience

This webinar is intended for current SCG, SDG, and NCG members.


Amanda Dillon, Manager of Knowledge Services, Foundation Center

In her role, Ms. Dillon coordinates the development, implementation, and communication of knowledge services projects for grantmakers, including research analyses and data visualization tools. She has worked on a number of large data and story-telling initiatives on topics including education, women’s development in Africa, and youth philanthropy. Prior to her work at the Center, she held leadership positions for the Global Young Leaders Conference in New York and Washington, DC; served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania and Mozambique; and taught art education to inner-city youth in Southern California through Arts Bridge. Amanda also served on The New York Women’s Foundation grants advising committee. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine and speaks Spanish and Portuguese.


Foundation Maps: California was developed thanks to grant support from The James Irvine Foundation and is part of the national “Get on the Map” campaign to make grants data from more and different types of grantmakers available through Foundation Maps, the online, interactive mapping platform from Foundation Center.

Foundation Maps: California will only reach its full potential when our entire community of funders commits to sharing its grants data—read more about eReporting and the grants management systems that support this practice.

To Register

Register online through the Foundation Center.