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:
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
45:30 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.
- 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)
- All levels of experience
- Fundraising & development staff
- Grant writers
- Nonprofit startups