Mission and vision
For a combined 88 years, Foundation Center and GuideStar each helped change the world by giving people the information they needed to do good.
Candid gets you the information you need to do good.
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
We’re driven. We make an impact in everything we do.
We’re direct. We communicate with integrity and clarity.
We’re accessible. We ask, “How can we help?” and we mean it.
We’re curious. We listen, collaborate, and innovate.
We’re inclusive. We incorporate equity, inclusion, and respect for diverse perspectives in all our work.
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.