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Are you looking for funding for your democracy and civic engagement work? Watch this video for a tour of the Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy web portal (https://democracy.candid.org/), a free, publicly available tool that provides grants information on how funders are funding nonprofits working in the democracy space.

You can find the handouts associated with this webinar recording at http://bit.ly/Democracy_Handout

Use the following bookmarks to jump to sections of interest to you:

0:00 Introduction

2:16 Why the Hewlett Foundation funded this resource

5:09 Introducing the webinar facilitator and the site

6:20 A tour of the website, starting with the homepage

6:50 Dashboard of foundation funding for U.S. democracy

7:35 Research collection

8:20 Blog on philanthropic engagement with U.S. democracy

9:39 How to use the Data Tool to research funding

11:10 Grants by topic in the charts view

13:40 Searching by issue area (Example: Civic Participation)

20:04 The benefits of narrowing your search

21:28 Searching by geography

23:46 Using the Map view

24:42 What if our scope is national?

25:20 How can I search for state-based work?

31:03 Searching by Support Strategy, such as General Support

32:18 Searching by population

32:43 The Grants tab: Who is funding whom, when, and how much?

34:23 Constellations view: Visualizing your network

38:23 Has Candid created dashboards for other issue areas?

38:59 Who is listed in the contact information for funders?

40:15 An exercise to practice researching grants by issue area and location

42:06 Email us your questions

42:39 Once I search, where do I see the list of funders?

43:55 How can I see more than bar charts?

44:21 A how-to guide

45:02 FAQs

45:30 Make sure your information is accurate

 

Thanks to the generous support of the Hewlett Foundation, Candid is offering this webinar free and open to the public. 

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Outcomes

  • Identify funders who could support your democracy-related work
  • Identify potential peers to collaborate with
  • Access relevant research and guides from organizations working on U.S. democracy efforts
  • Use the funding map to locate funders in your region (by district, city, or state)

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience
  • Fundraising & development staff
  • Grant writers
  • Nonprofit startups

Featuring

Supriya Kumar Global Projects & Partnerships Research Manager Candid
Carla Bernal (she/her) Program Fellow, U.S. Democracy - William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Published Tuesday, July 27, 2021