This project maps the distribution of 2014 Philadelphia Cultural Fund grants and grantees.
About the Cultural Fund
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund is the city government's only direct mechanism for funding arts and culture organizations. In 2014, it provided more than $2.49M in general operating support for more than 280 arts and culture organizations in Philadelphia.
About the Project
This project is part of the OSMP2015 program. The purpose of the program, and this project, is to gain experience with open-source tools and civic projects.
The purpose of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund Map is to add a layer of transparency to the Philadelphia Cultural Fund's grant-making process. While many grantmakers restrict their funds to organizations in a given geographical area (i.e. only giving to orgs in Pennsylvania or the Philadelphia region), there is only occasionally a discussion of how funds are distributed within those boundaries.
The data set was compiled from The Philadelphia Cultural Fund's website, grantees' websites, and their 990 tax forms, which are available to the public via Guidestar.