innovation demo government general funds

ABOUT this demo

In government, a general fund typically functions similar to the bank account of the average person: it is the place where all funds are stored. The demo above presents one approach that  visualizes two important aspects of a general fund: the daily balances, and how long (in days) the government can meet operating expenses with those funds. To learn more about government general fund download our fact sheet below.       

View our Fact sheet explaining government general funds


The visualization above was created using technology from HighCharts, a tool that is based  on non-proprietary open standards. It is presented in an interactive block that allows you to see the finished result, and view the code in HTLM, JAVA or CSS by clicking on the tabs above the chart. Click below to download the resources you need to create this from HighCharts®, at no-cost, for non-commercial use.   

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