Foundation Center by Candid
Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
Thousands of people visit Foundation Center's website each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of more than 450 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world.
To strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.
A world enriched by the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of nonprofit activity to increasing opportunity and transforming lives.
- Philanthropy is an engine for positive social change worldwide.
- Transparency and accountability are keys to earning the public trust.
- Knowledge about philanthropy starts with accurate information.
- Access to accurate information about philanthropy advances responsible and effective use of resources.
- Grantmaker and nonprofit effectiveness is enhanced by shared information and understanding.
- They deliver the highest quality of service to all those who use their resources.
- They build partnerships that help them fulfill their mission.
- They recognize diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing their mission.
- They preserve their credibility by remaining independent and objective.
- They build capacity, talent, and excellence within the social sector.
- They embrace innovation and harness technology to maximize their effectiveness.
- They make a significant portion of their resources available for free.
- They exercise fiscal responsibility as a means of achieving their mission.See more