Nine new organisations swell 360Giving dataset

More than £10bn worth of grants are now been published to the 360Giving Standard with the addition of nine more grantmakers in the last two months.

The new organisations include family, corporate and community foundations who collectively add £58m worth of grants, plus $404m from the Arcadia Fund, taking the total number of organisations that are sharing their grants data in an open, comparable way to 52.

Kate Stewart, Director of Programmes of community funder Power to Change which has published 165 grants, totalling £13 million made between 2015 and 2017, says:

“There is no reason that trusts and foundations should be left behind by the move towards data transparency. Indeed, there is no real excuse to let that happen.

“Trusts like Power to Change are, rightly, trying to learn as we progress, so that we are better funders and make the smartest and most effective decisions in the future. And we want to work alongside councils, corporates, charities and more, to have the biggest impact we can in a relatively short time.”

The other eight charitable funders who joined our #greatergrantsdata movement are:

Arcadia Fund, founded by philanthropists Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin to preserve cultures and the environment and promote open access, which has now published 194 grants worth $404 million representing 15 years of grantmaking from 2002 to 2017.

Corra Foundation, previously called Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland, that has for 30 years contributed to improving the lives of individuals and communities experiencing disadvantage across Scotland and in developing countries has published 609 grants made between 2015 and 2017 worth £6 million.

Dunhill Medical Trust, which funds research to understanding ageing and age-related diseases, and community-based organisations supporting those in later life, has published 124 grants awarded to community-based organisations worth over £5 million from 2009 to 2017.

Equity Foundation, that supports projects delivering societal change through community projects in the Stockport area, has published 44 grants worth £70k made in 2016 and 2017.

Essex Community Foundation which since 1996 has distributed £30m of charitable funding directly into Essex, Southend and Thurrock making it a great place to live, work, learn and grow, has published 342 grants worth £2 million made between 2016 and 2017.

The Fore, a partnership of the Bulldog and Golden Bottle Trusts which has provided financial and advisory assistance to charities for over 30 years has now published 51 grants between 2013 and 2016 worth £1 million.

Pears Foundation, an independent, British family foundation, rooted in Jewish values, that annually invests between £15m and £20m in good causes focussing on well-being which has now published 224 grants for two years of data up to March 2017 totalling £28.5 million.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the membership body for third sector organisations in Scotland, has published 129 grants worth £1.5 million from 2014 to 2017.

 

Any grantmaking organisation can share their funding data using the 360Giving Standard, regardless of where, what or how much they fund. Find out how you can share your data and help build the bigger picture of UK grantmaking by contacting Katherine Duerden via info@threesixtygiving.org.

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