We see a future in which

  • everyone speaks honestly about what they do, what works, and what can be improved
  • people and organizations can make the greatest impact
  • private resources are deployed more effectively toward the public good

We want to help people

  • evaluate and share their work and the work of others
  • have access to tools that help them do their best work
  • improve their skills so they can improve the world

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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  • Ana Marie Argilagos
    HIP—Hispanics in Philanthropy
  • Melissa Berman
    President and CEO
    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.
  • John Colborn
    Chief Operating Officer
    JEVS Human Services
  • Stephen Goodall
    Retired CEO
    J.D. Power
  • Alix Guerrier
  • Neal R. Hegarty
    Vice President—Programs
    Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Deborah D. Hoover
    President and CEO
    The Burton D. Morgan Foundation
  • Arthur W. Howe
    Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer
  • Dominick Impemba
    Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
    The Rockefeller Foundation
  • T. Sylvester John, Chair
    Vice President, Last Mile Delivery - eCommerce Operations
  • Susan Kish
    Excel Venture Management
  • Mari Kuraishi
    Jessie Ball duPont Fund
  • Patrick McCarthy
    Former President and CEO
    The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Sunand Menon
    New Media Insight, LLC
  • Valdemar de Oliveira Neto
    Impact Business Director, Fundación AVINA
    CEO, World Transforming Technologies
  • Clotilde Perez-Bode Dedecker
    President and CEO
    Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Katherina Rosqueta, Vice Chair
    Founding Executive Director & Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Policy & Practice
    Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bradford K. Smith
  • Brian Trelstad
    Bridges Fund Management
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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

How are we funded?

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.

Why support us?

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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