Launched in early 2008, the California Cultural Data Project (CACDP) is a ground-breaking statewide collaborative of more than forty arts funders, providing the first opportunity to collect and disseminate longitudinal, organizational, and financial information about the nonprofit arts and culture sector in California. CACDP, operated by the Pew Charitable Trusts, works to strengthen the sector by supporting fact-based decision-making through more effective financial management, analysis and reporting by nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and the provision of standardized data for grantmaking and research efforts. The Cultural Data Project is now operating in eight states, well on its way to becoming the national standard for data collection on the arts and culture sector. A renewed grant to Pew would support the ongoing operations of CACDP, including the provision of technical assistance, trainings and help desk support for its 2,800 participating arts and culture organizations (with a goal of 4,000 participants by 2012), technology upgrades, and promotion of research for advocacy and policy making.
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for the U.S. Conservation Program
The Pew Charitable Trusts’ U.S. Conservation Program works with communities West-wide to conserve biodiversity by identifying and protecting wildlife corridors, protecting oceans, restoring free-flowing rivers, and expanding core habitat protections. In particular, Pew is working with scientists, local partners, tribes, sportsmen and sportswomen, members of the business community, and others to advance new policies that safeguard wild places and wild rivers for wildlife and future generations to use and enjoy. (Substrategy: Advance Conservation Protections)
for expanding the global reach of the Transforming Evidence Funders Network
The Pew Charitable Trusts is an independent nonprofit organization that draws on research and analysis to improve public policy, inform the public, and invigorate civic life. This grant supports the continuation and expansion of the Evidence Project, which will formalize a research funders’ network. The network cultivates information-sharing and collaboration between funders in different fields such as education, health, international development, and environment, to fill knowledge and resource gaps in the evidence use field. The goals of the network are to (a) facilitate learning between funders, (b) coordinate efforts and funding to identify and make progress on critical needs for the field, and (c) grow the field of evidence use and inspire more funders to support evidence initiatives. (Strategy: Evidence-Informed Policymaking)
for support of the Safe Spaces Project in Congress
This grant will expand earlier support for the Bipartisan House Chiefs of Staff Initiative to include the Bipartisan Senate Chiefs of Staff initiative, both operated under the longstanding Safe Spaces Project of the Pew Charitable Trusts. Both projects seek to provide a nonpartisan, nonpolitical “safe space” to foster bipartisan relationship building and best management practices for more informed and effective public policy. Programming is designed to help the chiefs improve their management and leadership skills and expose them to a wide variety of perspectives in a private and supportive environment that encourages cross-party relationships and greater understanding.