The GuideStar Blog retired September 9, 2019. We invite you to visit its replacement, the Candid Blog. You’re also welcome to browse or search the GuideStar Blog archives. Onward!

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Changing the Way Candid Serves You

Announcing Foundation Center and GuideStar had joined forces was just the beginning—now the real work of being Candid has started. We're busy combining operations on a number of fronts, and starting up new and exciting projects, too. I mentioned one of our most important initiatives in a previous post: the transition from our four regional library centers to our 400+ Funding Information Network (FIN) partner locations. We've received some thoughtful questions about what this evolution might mean for you.


Bridging the Nonprofit Knowledge Gap Together

It’s been almost two months exactly since Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become a brand new nonprofit entity known as Candid. These two infrastructure organizations have a long history with the IS [Independent Sector] community, and it’s quite a feat to have completed a merger on this scale, bringing together more than 85 years of combined expertise and experience.


Candid In Your Community

As you may have already heard, Foundation Center joined forces with GuideStar to become Candid! Please read our press release for more context on the combining of our two organizations.


How We Became Candid and What It Means for You

We hope you saw yesterday’s announcement that Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces to create a new nonprofit named Candid. (If not, surprise!) Here’s a quick summary:


Facing the Future Together

The social sector is big. It’s essential. It’s complex. For a combined 85 years, Foundation Center and GuideStar have helped people make sense of that complexity.

But the world faces growing challenges: polarization, climate change, technological revolution, and poverty and inequality. Foundation Center and GuideStar must do more to support the social sector.

That’s why we are combining our talent, technology, data, and leadership to become a new organization, Candid.


  Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar has a new Demographics section.