About

This dashboard provides an at-a-glance overview of institutional philanthropy for the Southwestern United States.


Acknowledgements

This effort is part of the campaign to “Get on the Map,” which is a national partnership between Candid and Philanthropy Southwest to improve the quality and availability of public data about Southwestern United States philanthropy.


Data

All data in this dashboard is sourced from Candid’s databases of philanthropic information. Each tab in the dashboard contains a distinct subset of these databases as described below.

Tab 1: Southwest Foundations Overview

Foundation-level data found in the “Foundations Overview” section includes all non-terminated independent, corporate, community, and operating foundations, as well as grantmaking public charities indexed by Candid. Sources of data for these foundations include IRS information returns (Form 990-PF for private organizations, Form-990 for community foundations and public charities), and foundation reports. Assets are stated at market value. Total giving amount includes grants, scholarships, and employee matching gifts; it does not include all qualifying distributions, e.g., loans, PRIs, set-asides, and program or other administrative expenses.

Tab 2: Southwest Foundations Giving Priorities

Grants-level data found in the “Foundation Giving Priorities” section comes from Candid’s Foundation Maps database of all publishable grants, foundation administered programs, program-related investments, and grants to individuals. These data points update daily based on available information; totals for the most recent years will likely change as new grants are added to the database. Sources of grants data include IRS information returns (like IRS Form-990 and Form 990-PF) and information reported directly to Candid through the Electronic Reporting Program from private and public grantmaking foundations in Southwest. These grants are indexed according to the Philanthropy Classification System (PCS) which structures the data available in the grant details along the issue, population, and strategy focuses of the grant.

Lags in information flows between the IRS and Candid can delay information up to 18-24 months after a foundation submits their tax return.  Candid is committed to sharing data as soon as it is available.  In order to improve the completeness of the data available for your region, please consider submitting your grants directly through the Electronic Reporting Program.  Email egrants@candid.org for more information.

Tabs 3 & 4: Giving to Southwest

Grants-level data found in the “Non-Southwest Foundations Giving to Southwest” and “Overall Giving to Southwest” sections comes from Candid’s Foundation Maps database of all publishable grants, foundation administered programs, program-related investments, and grants to individuals awarded to recipients located in Southwest to provide an overview of funding flowing into the state. These data points update weekly based on available information; totals for the most recent years will likely change as new grants are added to the database. Sources of grants data include IRS information returns (like IRS Form-990 and Form 990-PF) and information reported directly to Candid through the Electronic Reporting Program from private and public grantmaking foundations.

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For more detailed information about Southwest philanthropy, visit one of our Funding Information Network Locations to access our robust information tools for free or directly subscribe to Foundation Maps. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.

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Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Find out more at candid.org.