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    foundations have glass pockets

    Who Has Glass Pockets?

    105 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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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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Who Has GlassPockets?


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    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

    The The Corbin Foundation site combines a great look and visual narrative with an intuitive navigation and responsive design that helps communicate core interests and makes their new online application easy to use.

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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.

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  • 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.

    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