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Does Your Foundation Have Glass Pockets?

Demonstrate your foundation's online transparency and accountability. We will review your submission and contact you before posting this material online. Thank you for showing your glass pockets!

Instructions
Submit URLs (web links) for as many items as your foundation qualifies; multiple links (separated by commas) are welcome. Please use the comment fields as needed.

Questions marked with * are required.

Your Contact Information

General Information

Are the following points of contact provided: telephone number, e-mail/online form, and mailing address?

Is a mission or purpose statement available?

Are the names of executives and program staff available?

Are biographies of executives and program staff available?

Is a list of Board members and their affiliations available?

Governance and Policies

Are the foundation's governing bylaws available?

Are the foundation's committee charters available?

Are policies guiding foundation staff conduct available?

Are conflict of interest policies available?

Does the foundation clearly specify what can and cannot be done with intellectual property it produces and/or funds? Broadly speaking an open license is one which grants permission to access, re-use, and redistribute a work with few or no restrictions.

Staffing Policies and Diversity Data

Is a policy regarding the reporting of financial improprieties or other misconduct available?

Is the process used to determine executive compensation described?

Does the foundation provide information about its commitment or policies relative to diversity and inclusion?

Is statistical information provided about the demographics of the foundation’s workforce and board leadership?

Grantmaking Information

Is there a description provided explaining how the foundation selects its grantees (application process or pre-selection)?

Are the foundation's grantmaking priorities or strategies outlined?

Is there a searchable database of past grants or a grants list categorized by program area? Note: A grants list is accepted for foundations with fewer than 200 grants per year. A grants list should include recipient name, grant amount, and recipient location information.

Planning and Performance Measurement

Is there a comprehensive assessment of overall foundation performance and effectiveness that measures progress toward the institutional mission and goals?

Is there a centralized section of the foundation's web site that provides a collection of the foundation's program evaluations and lessons learned reports?

Is there an online mechanism in place so that grantees can regularly provide the foundation with feedback?

Has the foundation conducted a survey of its grantees and shared the results publicly?

Is information readily available that explains how the foundation defines its overall strategy, direction, and priority setting?

Financial Information

Are the most recent audited financial statements available?

Is the most recent Form 990 or 990-PF available?

Are policy statements about how the foundation invests its endowment provided?

Communications Channels

List the foundation's main website and any additional websites maintained by the foundation.

Is the current annual report on the foundation's website?

Does the foundation use e-newsletters, and can the public sign up for them on the foundation's website?

Does the foundation have a blog?

Does the foundation make use of social media/networking sites?

Does the foundation use RSS feeds to send alerts and updates about its work?

NOTE: When you submit this form, you will be sent an e-mail with the above information.