The world is changing.
Faith in established systems is crumbling.
People prefer opinions to facts.
It’s hard to know whom to trust.
How can we do better?
We’re data scientists and designers, sociologists and strategists, programmers and policy wonks, veterans and upstarts.
We’re idealists and realists at the same time.
And we all believe that sharing knowledge can help us create a better world.
We are Candid.
Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it.
See the world. Make it better.

We envision a social sector capable of tackling the critical challenges and opportunities of our time

Our story

For a combined 88 years, Foundation Center and GuideStar each helped change the world by giving people the information they needed to do good.

But the world faces growing challenges: polarization, climate change, technological revolution, and poverty and inequality. That’s why we combined our talent, technology, data, and leadership to become a new organization, Candid. Now, it’s easier than ever to get the information you need to create change. 

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Candid’s Board of Trustees is launching a search for its next chief executive officer to succeed Bradford K. Smith, who will retire from the role at the end of 2021. Learn more.

  • Ana Marie Argilagos
    HIP—Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Melissa A. Berman
    President and CEO
    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
  • Kami Dar
    Chief Executive
    Uniti Networks
  • Naila Farouky
    Chief Executive Officer
    Arab Foundations Forum
  • Rosa Gallego
    Director of International Relations, Regional Groups and Finances
    Asociación Española de Fundaciones – AEF (Spanish Association of Foundations)
  • Matt Gee
    Co-founder and CEO
  • Stephen Goodall
    Retired President and CEO
    J.D. Power and Associates
  • Neal R. Hegarty
    Vice President, Programs
    Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Deborah D. Hoover
    President and CEO
    The Burton D. Morgan Foundation
  • Dominick Impemba
    Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
    The Rockefeller Foundation
  • T. Sylvester John, Chair
    Group Vice President, eCommerce
    Massmart (Walmart Africa)
  • Jeff Jones
    Director, Enterprise Applications & Business Intelligence
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Kenneth Jones
    Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    The MacArthur Foundation
  • Susan Kish
    Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Communications
  • Rhett Mabry
    The Duke Endowment
  • Sunand Menon
    New Media Insight
  • Mosun Layode
    Executive Director
    African Philanthropy Forum
  • Donna Murray-Brown
    President and CEO
    Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • Katherina M. Rosqueta, Vice Chair
    Executive Director
    Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bradford K. Smith
  • Brian Trelstad
    Bridges Fund Management
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Work with us

We cultivate talent and collaboration

Candid staff are curious about the world around them and bring excellent technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Join us to support the people and organizations making a difference in the world.

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Funding us

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How are we funded?

Support from our generous donors allows us to maintain and strengthen our programs and services, most of which are free. In addition, earned income covers more than half of our operating budget.

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Why support us?

Candid provides trusted information, data-driven tools, research, analysis, best practices, and trainings to help the social sector increase its ability to affect change and transform lives. When you support Candid, you support the millions of people who depend on our programs and services to make the world a better place.

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