Foundation Maps: Australia

Launching the Foundation Maps Dashboard!

Philanthropy Australia is excited to launch the Foundation Maps Dashboard. This is a publicly accessible infographic that will display the granting data on Foundation Maps: Australia in a dynamic and easily consumed format. The development of the dashboard enables PA members to contribute to building an accurate picture of the nation's giving.

In order for the data in the Dashboard to be complete, we ask funding organisations who are already on the Map to please check your profile in Updater is up to date and ensure you have manually completed inserting data into your organisational profile, specifically two data fields: Assets and Total Giving for 2017 and 2018.

Foundation Maps Dashboard is supported by The Fouress Foundation.


What is Foundation Maps: Australia?

Philanthropy Australia has partnered with Candid to help make our members' grantmaking activities smarter and more strategic by boosting the availability of rich grants data - for and about funders in Australia. This data is delivered to you through a wonderful new tool called Foundation Maps: Australia - a highly interactive and searchable mapping platform.

With just a few clicks, Foundation Maps: Australia will show you who is funding what and where - across Australia.

But, it's all about participation. Only when our community of funders commits to sharing grants data electronically will this platform reach its full potential. the easiest way to do that is directly through Updater (which can also be accessed through the 'Funding' tab on the Better Giving Hub).

By uploading your grants data, this map will become a powerful source of accurate, up-to-date answers to questions like:

  • Who else is funding a particular issue in our region/
  • What organisations are tackling that issue?
  • Who is working with specific populations in our community/
  • Who may be natural collaborators?
  • Where are there gaps in funding?
  • How much money is collectively serving specific issues or areas in our region?


Foundation Maps: Australia is supported by The Ian Potter Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy and Perpetual Trustees.


Why share your data?

It is good for the sector
Effective philanthropy requires access to good quality, timely data about who is doing what and where. By sharing your data, you're ensuring that the field has the best information to act on for collaboration, cofounding and grant strategy development.

It's easy
Updater makes it easy to update your profile and share your grants data. Some software providers like SmartyGrants & Gifts make it easier with a pre-formatted export report function that pulls all the data you need into one excel file.

Take control of your story
People understand foundations by the grants they make. And no one knows your grantmaking better than you. Don't leave things to interpretation - share your data to make sure your story is told in the right way.


To view the Foundation Maps Dashboard  - click here

To view Foundation Maps: Australia – log into Better Giving Hub


How to Share Your Data

Upload your grants data here anytime   

Get on the Map in Six Easy Steps

Want more information? Read our FMA FAQ 


Need help with your data? 

Rebecca Iliffe is an Associate Consultant with Philanthropy Australia, assisting with the Foundation Maps: Australia project. Experienced in project management, including project administration and reporting, Rebecca can assist grantmakers, foundations and trusts by collecting, researching, transcribing and entering details into the Foundation Maps: Australia portal. 

Services can be delivered on-site on remotely. More information can be found here.



How to get on the map!

How can I find who has funded a particular organisation?

How can I find who funds in a particular area of interest?

How can I find funders in a particular target group?

How can I find funders who support a specialised area of social good?

How can I find which other NFPs operate in an interest area/target group?


How will Philanthropy Australia use my data?

Philanthropy Australia, Candid and Our Community may research and produce aggregate granting data reports from information supplied from providers.


If you have any questions or concerns about Foundation Maps and/or Foundation Maps Dashboard, please email or speak to your State Manager.

Foundation Maps: Australia is supported by:

Foundation Maps Dashboard is supported by:

Vision is for a more giving Australia…

Sarah Davies (CEO) launched Philanthropy Australia's Strategic Plan 2017 - 2020 at our 2016 Conference.