We collect and disseminate metadata that helps funders track the outputs of funded research. We also have an advisory group of funders that is helping us rearticulate and develop services for this audience specifically.
Publishers deposit bibliographic metadata with us, and as part of that they can also deposit information on who funded the research. Funder names and identifiers are taken from our funder registry so that funders can be correctly and consistently identified.
This helps funders find and use the information needed to track the outputs of their grants, and further understand the research landscape of their target areas.