Our mission

Candid gets you the information you need to do good.

Our guiding principles


We ask tough questions and demand real answers. 


We know data is just the beginning of the story. 


We can all do more when we get to know each other better.

Our vision

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

What we do

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid's data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.