Thursday, November 17, 2016

Benchmarking Metro Grantmaking

Just passing this on. I am surprised there is little notice of this locally given how active the local foundation community is.  But recently the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has put together a neat piece of data analysis:  Following the Money: An Analysis of Foundation Grantmaking for Community and EconomicDevelopment.

I admit I have wanted to do some of that type of metro benchmarking on foundation grantmaking, but never got around to it.  Their interactive online data is worth exploring, but is limited to showing only a few areas at the same time.  So I put together their data for the 30 largest MSAs to see how Pittsburgh compares.