Our mission began with promoting transparency in philanthropy – and we’re still the leading advocate for it today.
When we promote transparency, we promote philanthropy
GlassPockets provides the data, resources, examples, and action steps foundations need to understand the value of transparency, be more open in their own communications, and help shed more light on how private organizations are serving the public good.
"We think that the foundation should have glass pockets.”
- Russell Leffingwell, Chair, Carnegie Corporation, 1952
Ways to be transparent
In a knowledge-intensive sector like ours, it is critical that foundations not only share information about what they fund, but also information about what they and their grantees are learning from their work. By sharing your research and reports on IssueLab, funders and practitioners can build on each other's lessons learned and better understand the results of our collective commitments, efforts, and investments.
Create a website
Fewer than 10 percent of U.S. foundations have a website, a basic, yet powerful communications tool. We can provide your foundation with a professionally designed and maintained website without the cost or the administrative hassle.
Learn about our Foundation Websites service
Share your grants data
Sharing your grants data with us electronically helps the public understand your work. We make it easy with the Reporting Commitment and e-grant reporting.
Learn how to share your data