Who Has GlassPockets?
103 foundations are showing their commitment to transparency and accountability.GlassPockets tracks 27 indicators of foundation transparency including:
Governance and Policies
Staffing Policies and Diversity Data
Planning and Performance
90% of foundations don't even have a website. Find out what else we know about the field.
The Path to Transparency Can Be a Hike!
Take the 10 Steps to Transparency
We've created a step-by-step approach to help yo make strategic decisions on the context of your foundation's values and culture. And now there's a terrific infographic for you to download and share.
Who Has GlassPockets?
We're tracking 27 indicators of foundation transparency, now including open licensing, strategic plans, and diversity data.
In Transparency Talk
New from the Glasspockets blog
Coronavirus Heightens the Importance of Being a Transparent and Flexible Foundation
Janet Camarena Janet Camarena is director of transparency initiatives for Candid, and serves as a member of the board of directors for PEAK Grantmaking. In a week's time, life has changed in unimaginable ways as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Predictable routines of work and school have been upended as we "shelter in place" and shift work to home offices shared in many cases with spouses and newly homeschooled children. Meanwhile local services and businesses have limited hours or are completely shuttered. Nonprofits on the front lines of serving vulnerable communities and addressing new needs stemming from the...
Is the Environmental Movement Still #SoWhite? Learning from the 2019 Green 2.0 Transparency Report Card
Whitney Tome Whitney Tome is the executive director of Green 2.0, which advocates for improved diversity, equity, and inclusion in the mainstream environmental movement. As environmental disasters from the recent wildfires in Australia and California to the growing intensity of tropical storms increase, environmental work takes on heightened urgency. We know that crises such as wildfires, rising sea levels, poor water, and air quality disproportionally impact people of color and vulnerable communities, so it’s important that the movement for improving our environment be accessible, welcoming, and open to all. Since its inception in 2014, Green 2.0 has pioneered accountability measures...
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?
We can help your foundation have glass pockets.
The Transparency Challenge
An infographic that shows you what we know about the field as a whole
Foundations are making grant information available to the public in an open format.
Eye on the Giving Pledge
We bring greater transparency to the Giving Pledge.
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.
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.