In Transparency Talk
New from the Glasspockets blog
Why the Olympics and Other Major Sporting Events Usually Increase Inequality in the Host City
All eyes are on Rio de Janeiro as it hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. Few will realize that the ones really losing out are residents of Rio from low-income and working class communities who are suffering human rights abuses and forced evictions.
Eye on Golden Philanthropy: Michael Phelps Expands the Pool of Next Generation Olympians
In and out of the pool, Olympian Michael Phelps is one to watch. Through the Michael Phelps Foundation, Phelps has channeled his talent, determination, and passion for swimming into creating a more inclusive sport with expanded opportunities for youth and athletes of all backgrounds.
Going For Gold
A close-up look at some Olympic-sized philanthropy
These Olympians are leaving their mark on philanthropy.
Steps to Transparency
The Path to Transparency Can Be a Hike!
No matter where you start on the road to transparency, we've created a step-by-step approach to help you make strategic decisions in the context of your foundation's values and culture.
We've created a step-by-step approach to help you make strategic decisions in the context of your foundation's values and culture.
Read "Opening Up: Demystifying Funder Transparency," and have a discussion with foundation leadership about the value that transparency can bring to your work.
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Who Has Glass Pockets?
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Foundation Transparency 2.0
We collect data on how foundations are communicating online.
Foundations are making grant information available to the public in an open format.
Eye on the Giving Pledge
We bring greater transparency to the Giving Pledge.
How Are Foundations Being Transparent in a Digital World?
Through their work, foundations produce deep knowledge about successful strategies and lessons learned. We can share your knowledge on IssueLab.
Fewer than 10% of U.S. foundations have a website. Having a website is easy and is the first step to online transparency. We can help with Foundation Websites.
Sharing Grants Data
Sharing your grants data with us electronically helps the public understand your work. We make it easy with the Reporting Commitment and e-grant reporting.