• Transparency

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

  • 96

    foundations have GlassPockets

    Who Has GlassPockets?

    96 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 $994 billion in net worth, the 183 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 71,000 grants worth nearly $51 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 GlassPockets?

    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 GlassPockets?

    Show Us Your GlassPockets

    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.

Who Has GlassPockets?


$193Billion in Assets


1Shared Goal

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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.