• Transparency helps overcome injustice

    Learn how opening up demographic data can move people to action to improve equity and inclusion.

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    foundations have glass pockets

    Who Has Glass Pockets?

    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
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    Eye on the Giving Pledge

    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.

  • Transparency Challenge

    90% of foundations don't even have a website. Find out what else we know about the field.

  • Steps to Transparency

    The Path to Transparency Can Be a Hike!

    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.

  • Who Has GlassPockets?

    We're tracking 27 indicators of foundation transparency, now including open licensing, strategic plan, 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.

No matter what words are used to describe the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, and the murder of Ahmaud Arbery — “tragic,” “brutal,” “abhorrent,” “senseless” — they are not enough. In our homes, our workplaces, on the streets, and across the nation, people are scared, angry, grieving, and fed up.

Candid stands with its Black staff and community to affirm that Black lives matter.

Putting an end to systemic racism here and around the world is going to require nonprofits and foundations to step up like never before. Driven by Candid's core values, we are sharing continuously updated data and insight on race and policing, black male achievement, and racial equity. The only way for our sector to do more is to recognize where and how we have failed to do enough.

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"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.