A new interactive online platform that will provide unprecedented insight about grantmaking practices was launched at the Philanthropy Australia national conference.

Philanthropy Australia launches Foundation Maps: Australia.

Foundation Maps Australia

A new interactive online platform that will provide unprecedented insight about grantmaking practices was launched today at the Philanthropy Australia national conference.

Foundation Maps: Australia, a joint initiative of Philanthropy Australia and US-based Foundation Center, is designed to facilitate greater collaboration, reduce duplication of effort and build a community of shared learning.

Philanthropy Australia CEO Sarah Davies described the initiative as a “game-changer for strategic giving”.

“For far too long the philanthropic sector has been hamstrung by a lack of information and now, for the first time, users will be able to see where grants are going across the country as well as where Australian funders are granting overseas,” said Davies.

Users will be able to see funding trends, identify who is funding in particular areas of interest, and discover potential new partners for collaboration. Searches can be made by grant, grantmaker and grant recipient location.

Grants will also be searchable by subject area, support strategy, organisation name, year, size, keyword, grantmaker type and transaction type.

“This initiative enables us to cross leverage data to identify meaningful insights that will help make philanthropy in Australia more strategic, responsive and transparent,” said Caitriona Fay, National Manager Philanthropy and Non-Profit Services at Perpetual Trustees.

For more information, including webinars on how to use Foundation Maps: Australia, go here.

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