Teleangé Thomas
Director of Candid Midwest 
216 644 0072

September 24, 2019 (Cleveland, OH) — This past February, Foundation Center joined forces with GuideStar to become Candid, a single nonprofit organization committed to providing research, tools, and trainings to social sector professionals around the world. In the years ahead, Candid plans to reach even more communities through its 400+ Funding Information Network (FIN) partners in the United States and around the world. In the meantime, Candid’s Cleveland office will continue to develop and execute relevant and dynamic training programs and convenings, but will be shifting the way it works to better serve Northeast Ohio communities.

Bringing Candid's vision to life requires a transformative approach to program delivery and the services provided to nonprofits—on the ground and online. As part of this process, Candid’s Cleveland office at 1422 Euclid Ave, Suite 1600, will be relocating within Cleveland to the Midtown Tech Hive and will no longer be open to the public as of November 1, 2019. Local nonprofits and community members can meet with Candid staff by appointment in October and will be able to access Candid resources through the 99 FIN partners in the country’s midwestern region (17 of which are in Northeast Ohio). Candid has already begun redirecting Candid library customers to nearby FIN locations.

Candid staff in Northeast Ohio will also be increasing their presence in local communities. Trainings at local FINs and other convenient places in the area have already been scheduled. Go to GrantSpace for a complete listing of programs and scheduled visits so far. 

“Candid has valued serving as the go-to resource on philanthropy for nonprofits and individuals in Northeast Ohio,” said Teleangé Thomas, Director of Candid Midwest. “Our new service delivery model as Candid deepens our commitment to helping you get the information you need to do good.”

FIN partners will provide access to resources the public has come to rely on from Candid: our virtual help desk and reference services; in-person trainings in the area; Foundation Directory Online (FDO), our signature database for finding funding; and, our one-stop online portal for nonprofit professionals.  

For more information on the move and the plan to invest in communities near you, you can contact Teleangé Thomas at or visit our website.


About Candid

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 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Find out more at and on Twitter @CandidDotOrg.