Creating Access to Philanthropic Information in Africa

Supporting Collaboration Through Access to Data

 In 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies joined with the King Baudouin Foundation to support the Foundation Center in creating a free web portal, Equal Footing, which gathers, indexes, analyzes and visualizes data and research development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The free portal provides a funding landscape, curated research, case studies, and reports that present strategies and approaches to development efforts. These features allow users to study previous and current efforts to inform strategic, data-driven, and collaborative philanthropic investments.


  • Attracted users from 143 countries
  • The average session length on the site is 3 minutes and 31 seconds, above what is considered the standard of 2 to 3 minutes. This indicates that the content on the site is engaging and users are staying on to explore it. The average length in its first two months was 3:04, compared to 3:48 for the same time period in 2016.
  • The average number of pages viewed per session on the site is 2.94, above the industry standard of 2.


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