• Transparency

    Transparency is, in a word, openness. A foundation that operates transparently provides information in an open, accessible, and timely manner.

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    foundations have glass pockets

    Who Has Glass Pockets?

    93 foundations are showing their commitment to transparency and accountability.

    Glasspockets tracks 26 indicators of foundation transparency including:

    – Contact Information
    – Governance and Policies
    – Staffing Policies and Diversity Data
    – Grantmaking Information
    – Planning and Performance
    – Financial Information
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    Eye on the Giving Pledge

    With more than $710 billion in net worth, the 143 Giving Pledgers are a game- changing force in philanthropy.

    Glasspockets provides an in-depth look at all the pledgers, tracking their publicly-known charitable activities and giving interests.

  • Reporting Commitment

    Explore more than 29,000 grants worth nearly $23 billion on the Reporting Commitment map.

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    Social Media

    Foundation Transparency 2.0 tracks how foundations use social media.

    Foundation Transparency 2.0 includes links to:

    2009 Facebook pages

    1469 Twitter accounts

    312 foundation blogs

    + 24 other social media types!

  • Who Has Glass Pockets?

    We're tracking 26 indicators of foundation transparency, now including open licensing, strategic plans, and diversity data.

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    Does your foundation have glass pockets?

    Show Us Your Glass Pockets

    Demonstrate your foundation's online transparency.

    Submitting your profile is easy.

    We'll even review your submission with you before we post it!

    Not ready to submit?

    No problem, we have a worksheet you can fill in and share with colleagues, plus a handy heat map that shows you who's showing what.

    Talking About Transparency

  • In Transparency Talk

    New from the Glasspockets blog

  • What's Trending?

    No Moat Philanthropy

    Opening up and stepping away from a fortress mentality

    We invited the Bush Foundation's Jen Ford Reedy to
    reflect on her efforts to make the foundation more open.

    Eye on the Trump Administration

    Find out what's in store for philanthropy

    As Donald J. Trump's administration takes shape, we're taking a closer look at the philanthropic interests of those appointed to be part of his inner circle.

    How philanthropic is the Trump administration?

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What We're Tracking

"We think that the foundation should have glass pockets.”
Russell Leffingwell, Chair, Carnegie Corporation, 1952

How Are Foundations Being Transparent in a Digital World?

  • Sharing Knowledge

    Through their work, foundations produce deep knowledge about successful strategies and lessons learned. We can share your knowledge on IssueLab.

  • Building Websites

    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.