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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.