Grantmaking is most effective when funders can identify and address unmet needs, avoid duplication of efforts, access meaningful data that can inform their decision-making and engage in fruitful collaboration. The newly launched online Animal Funding Atlas – created by the ASPCA®, Maddie’s Fund®, Summerlee Foundation and Tigers in America – is designed to work towards those ends, helping increase the impact and reach of animal protection philanthropy through interactive grant maps and field-specific language that captures the full spectrum of animal protection efforts.
You can see an overview of the Animal Funding Atlas and a walk-through of possible usage scenarios through three short videos. The more grantmakers that provide their grants data to the Atlas, the more powerful it is! The creators of the Atlas want participating to be as simple as possible and they’re able to provide hands-on support to help get your grants into the Atlas.
This support includes working with their data wrangler to prepare some or all of your grants for inclusion in the Atlas. If you're just exploring the Atlas, they'll prepare and enter up to five of your grants as samples, then conduct a brief phone call to review those grants in the Atlas and answer your questions. You will also be given temporary access to the Atlas to see your data in the system. Assuming you want to move forward, they will prepare and upload up to 45 more of your grants into the Atlas and provide instructions for you to prepare any remaining grants for inclusion.