360Giving’s vision is for grantmaking in the UK to become more informed, effective and strategic.
We were set up in 2015 because our founder, philanthropist Fran Perrin, couldn’t find the information she needed to inform her funding decisions. Hear Fran explain her inspiration for 360Giving in the video below.
What we do
Our mission is to help UK funders publish open, standardised grants data, and empower people to use it to improve charitable giving.
When funders publish information on who, where and what they fund in the 360Giving Data Standard it means they are sharing it in a way that others can access and use for free. Because the data is standardised, it can be looked at and compared all together, helping us to see and understand grantmaking across the UK. Having this information means funding can be more informed and effective.
We support people to publish their data in the 360Giving Data Standard. We also help people to access and use the data, and have created tools to make it easy to explore, download and visualise the data.
You can learn more about our goals in our strategy – Unlocking the Power of Grants Data.