About Candid

Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces in 2019 to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. 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.


Candid as a resource for journalists

In-depth nonprofit data
Including all historical Forms 990, people search capability with more than 4.5 million records, and the ability to export data on up to 5,000 records a month.

Answers from experts
Philanthropy trends, insight into nonprofit organizations and foundations, guidance around a Form 990, and a range of other topics.

Custom data solutions
Tailored research to answer specific questions about the sector and key trends; journalists receive a 50% discount on custom data sets.

Executive compensation report
The annual Nonprofit Compensation Report is the only large- scale nonprofit compensation analysis based entirely on IRS data. Includes analysis by: national, state, metropolitan statistical area, gender, and cause areas, and more information.

Detailed foundation funding data
Issue-specific data visualizations focusing on topics such as US democracy, global human rights, early childhood development, and oceans are available free of charge, while a full funding data- base is available to subscribers.

Complimentary tools and resources
Candid offers qualified journalists complimentary trials of GuideStar Pro, GuideStar Pro Plus, GuideStar Charity Check, Foundation Maps, and Foundation Directory Online. Journalists can also request complimentary copies of the GuideStar Nonprofit Compensation Report and Foundation Center reports.

To talk to an expert or to request a trial/report, contact media@candid.org.