The values in the "start_date" and "active" field make no difference whether the funder name shows up in the dropdown box of funders on the My Plans page. This would be a useful feature allowing us to fill in all of the potential NSF funders, for instance, before we were ready to actually support them. When we were ready, we could change the value in the "active" field, and the Funder would appear in the dropdown in the correct order. The order in the dropdown is determined by the ID number.
Issue #89 new