• Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides support for the further development and promotion of GrantsFire, a system which aggregates and publishes grants information using Web 2.0 tools and technology. Currently in an initial pilot phase, GrantsFire makes up-to-date information on philanthropic grants widely and easily accessible through a network-centric strategy. GrantsFire will pull recently published grants information from known foundation Web site feeds according to a simple unified standard. Grants data will be pooled, and the collective data will be made searchable and publishable by key words and other sort criteria. Ultimately, GrantsFire will bring down the cost and raise the timeliness and accessibility of grants data collection. The GrantsFire initiative is being led by Solpath, a nonprofit organization created specifically to develop solutions that improve foundation grants management processes and software systems.