Grantmaking needs a commons of open grant data. This would ideally improve transparency, streamline processes, and improve understanding of how individual grantors and the sector as a whole is impacting and shaping the spaces of problems and solutions.
A grants commons may include data about
challenges (RFPs, challenges, topics)
proposals and their reviews (ideas, formal proposals, reviews)
projects (implementations, resulting sites + events + processes)
teams (organizations, people)
funders (foundations, reviewers)
impact (evaluations, reports)
shared standards (methods, schemas, vocabularies, interfaces)
We also need workflows for gathering, curating, and sharing data; for integrating them into an accessible whole; and for making public interfaces to them.
OGrants : Alliance of grantors wanting to share grant data
Philanthrobotics (fka: Open Grants Commons) : this site! Shared visualizations, proposal datasets, essays on advancing grantmaking through open data
Philanthropy Data Commons -
a) a common grant application
b) making structured data available, letting orgs maintain their own systems + practices, enhancing existing systems by adding interop.
Places to publish individual grants
Individual grantors with public proposal data
Wikimedia movement grants
Bulk or national sources of data
Candid : data about grant sources