(10 June 2015) This year the Getty Foundation celebrated its 30th anniversary. The event was marked with the launch of its Online Grant Database, which allows access to information about grants awarded since the Foundation’s inception in 1984.
The new database offers a number of ways to search for grant information, including a sliding timeline so that users can search for grants within a specific date range, a keyword search, and a sorting tool that searches by year, initiative, grantee, region, and country. Grant details include the name of the grantee, the name of the initiative, amount awarded, date of the award, location of the project, and a link to the initiative and project description on the Foundation’s website. The database also offers a running total number of grants, grantees, funds awarded, and reports of grants awarded by year.
With this online tool, potential grantees and the public at large can learn more about the work of the Getty Foundation and how grantmaking has developed over time.
The database is part of a larger effort by foundations across the United States to increase transparency and accessibility of their data. Glass Pockets, a service of the Foundation Center, has a mission to provide “the data, resources, examples, and action steps foundations need to understand the value of transparency, be more open in their own communications, and help shed more light on how private organizations are serving the public good.” The Foundation’s database is now available on Glass Pockets.
Read the announcement here.