104 foundations are showing their commitment to transparency and accountability.
Glasspockets tracks 27 indicators of foundation transparency including:- Contact Information
- Governance Policies
- HR/Staffing Policies
- Financial Information
- Grantmaking Information
- Performance Measurement
With more than $994 billion in net worth the 183 Giving Pledgers are a game-changing force in philanthropy.
GlassPockets provides and in-depth look at all the pledgers, tracking their publicly-known charitable activities and giving interests.
Take the 10 steps 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. And now there's a terrific infographic for you tot download and share.
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.
In Transparency Talk
New from the Glasspockets blog
Transforming the “How” of Grantmaking in a Time of Crisis
Elly Davis Elly Davis is Programs and Knowledge Manager at PEAK Grantmaking. Grantmaking includes three primary components: what we fund—program areas and impact; who we fund—the grantees we support; and how we fund—the grantmaking practices that are the focus of PEAK Grantmaking’s membership of more than 5,000 grants management professionals. As the calls for more responsive and streamlined philanthropy grow around the COVID-19 crisis, grants management professionals are leading organizational efforts to adapt processes, procedures, technology, and communications to be what the moment demands – responsive, agile, compassionate, and creative. “Grantmakers across the spectrum are considering how they might better...
GlassPockets Finds – A Historical Look at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
GlassPockets Finds is a new series in Transparency Talk that highlights amazing things foundations are doing. See how the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has captured its history.
Open For Good - Voices from the Field
Tools, practices, and examples for really opening up
We've asked the experts to share their own lessons learned about
how knowledge sharing benefits the sector - and the greater good.
Free & Low Cost Websites for Foundations
Getting Your Foundation Online Is Easy
As part of our commitment to transparency, Foundation Center will design and host your foundation's website. Benefits include:
- Greater understanding of the good your foundation is doing in the world
- Greater ease in communicating updates
- Greater staff efficiency in addressing frequently asked questions
- Better proposals, when applicants understand your goals
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What We're Tracking
Who Has Glass Pockets?
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The Transparency Challenge
An infographic that shows you what we know about the field as a wholeWhat We See
Foundations are making grant information available to the public in an open format.Join Them
Eye on the Giving Pledge
We bring greater transparency to the Giving Pledge.Learn More
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.Post Your Research
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.Request a Website
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.Share Your Grants