Candid was born February 1, 2019, when Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces. We connect people who want to change the world with the resources they need to do it.

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. We find out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, we connect nonprofits, foundations, and individuals to the resources they need to do good, building on 88 years of dedicated experience.


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.

Our mission
Candid gets you the information you need to do good.

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

Our values
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.

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