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 because making information freely available improves the practice of philanthropy and adds to the credibility of the field.
- Increasing public trust
- Reducing duplication of effort
- Building a community of shared learning
- Facilitating greater collaboration
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.
Discover How Philanthropy is Becoming Transparent
Who Has Glass Pockets?
We're showcasing the online transparency and accountability practices of foundations. Based on what we are seeing in current practice, we identified 25 online transparency and accountability practices in areas including contact information, governance, policies, diversity data, grantmaking information, plannning and performance measurement, and financial information. Does your foundation have "glass pockets?"
Eye on the Giving Pledge
Since 2010, 154 of the world's wealthiest individuals and families have joined the Giving Pledge, publicly declaring their intentions to commit the majority of their assets to philanthropic causes. GlassPockets is keeping an eye on the Giving Pledge, providing an in-depth picture of the participants and their publicly-known charitable activities.