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Visualize This! A Real-Time Map of Who’s Giving What & Where in California

Monday, February 8, 2016


Admittedly, BIG DATA feels a bit intimidating. Where to start? What to do with it? How do you know if you can trust it?

NCG partnered with the Foundation Center and our regional friends in LA and San Diego to create an interactive map on giving in the state of California. Foundation Maps | California gives NCG members access to real-time giving data on how many dollars are going where, for what and by whom. Learn more about the map.

Shhh, the beta version just arrived to our web site exclusively for NCG members. Right now! As you read this!


To try it out, we asked the map,,, 

Question:How many grants in California, focus on human rights?” 

After some fiddling around, we got the answer:

Answer: There are currently 8,906 grants for human rights in California totaling over $825 Million!










Now we invite you to #AskTheMap your question, let us know how it went, and share your image.

Here’s the quickie on how:

  • Click: NCG's Foundations Map | California page and log in to NCG’s website with your organization’s member login. 
  • Click: VIEW MAP link.
  • Ask a question (you can filter the map to include certain cities, issues, foundations, etc.)
  • Tweet us what you get: @NorCalGrant, #AskTheMap


If you liked what you saw (or more importantly, if you didn't, register and attend a program training, on March 23, 2016 from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon at the Foundation Center, SF.