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Strategic decisions are only as good as the research that goes into making them. Candid's researchers analyze and interpret the most current philanthropic data so you can tap into it. Hundreds of full-text reports published over decades are available to download here in our frequently updated open access repository.

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Candid Annual Report 2022: Steering towards impact

March 1, 2023

2022 was a year of learning and growing for . We focused on creating the foundation for our path forward as an integrated organization and fulfilling our bold aspirations for Candid 2030. Our 2022 annual report, Steering towards impact, centers on the work being done to get you the information you need to do good as we navigate the evolving needs of our sector. 

Candid Annual Report 2021: Doing good in a changing world

March 3, 2022

2021 marked three big milestones for . The end of our three-year integration plan. The retirement of our president, Brad Smith. And the appointment of our new CEO, Ann Mei Chang. Our 2021 annual report, Doing good in a changing world, tells the story of the final year of our integration and gives a preview of what to expect from Candid going forward.

Candid Annual Report 2020: Responding in real time

March 1, 2021

In our 2020 report we share how we responded to the global health care crisis and growing racial tensions, all while working to deliver on our goals for the year.

Candid Annual Report 2019: Its been a year

March 3, 2020

In February 2019, Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid. Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it.This is the 2019 annual report from Candid.

Foundation Center 2015 Annual Report

June 1, 2016

This 2015 annual report highlights Foundation Center's ability to connect nonprofits to resources, empower donors with knowledge, build global data platforms, communicate philanthropy's contribution to the world, and encourage greater foundation transparency. Titled OPEN, the report reflects Foundation Center's dedication to transparent, innovative, open philanthropy.

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2014 Annual Report: Momentum

August 19, 2015

This 2014 annual report highlights the Foundation Center's ability to connect nonprofits to resources, empower donors with knowledge, build global data platforms, communicate philanthropy's contribution to the world, and encourage greater foundation transparency.

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Foundation Center 2012 Annual Report

June 3, 2013

This annual report describes the organization's activities and priorities for 2012. Also includes financial statements and lists of board members and staff.

Foundation Center 2011 Annual Report

January 1, 2012

In the pages that follow, you will read about how the Foundation Center is tackling the bold set of strategic priorities embodied in our "Foundation Center 2020" plan designed to help shape the future of philanthropy. The philanthropic sector is becoming more global, more segmented, and more inclined to redefine its role as merely a framework of giving away money to a paradigm of social investment. We predict that the next wave of change will come from mastering the technology of managing information and the intellectual architecture of generating and sharing knowledge. Opportunities for the Foundation Center in such an environment are enormous. As an organization dedicated to the task of aggregating data, structuring information, and producing and disseminating knowledge, the Center has assets unrivaled by those of any other in our sector.

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The Foundation Center 2010 Annual Report

January 1, 2011

During 2010, the Foundation Center took a hard look at its more than 50 years of achievement. We took stock of what we have done well—becoming the most trusted source of information for nonprofi ts seeking foundation grants—as well as where we have fallen short— convincing foundations that our knowledge resources can help them achieve their missions. our successes with grantseekers can be documented in testimonials, like the development offi cer who wrote to tell us that the Center is her "go-to" resource for countless challenges and that our services have improved the impact her nonprofi t makes in the Bay Area—just as our failures with foundations are epitomized by a recent grant proposal rejection, sent to us by a foundation that recommended we consult the Foundation Center's resources to identify other sources of funding. Clearly we have yet to demonstrate our value to this donor beyond being a referral for their applicants.Made public in interactive blog form in February of 2011, our new strategic plan, "Foundation Center 2020," articulates the Center's vision—a world enriched by the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contribution of nonprofit activity to increasing opportunity and transforming lives.

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The Foundation Center 2009 Annual Report

January 1, 2010

Nonprofit organizations and the foundations that support them need the best information possible to do their vital work, and they need it now. This simple three letter word that appears and reappears throughout this annual report best captures the spirit that drives today's Foundation Center.

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The Foundation Center 2008 Annual Report

January 1, 2009

Foundation assets declined by an average of 22 percent last year, and there have been dire predictions of hundreds of thousands of nonprofits going out of business and the ranks of the poor swelling worldwide. Like all responsible organizations, the Foundation Center has cut costs but not services. More than ever, nonprofits, foundations, and individuals look to us for information and services to help them weather the storm. And they can count on the Foundation Center to be there.

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The Foundation Center 2007 Annual Report

January 1, 2008

The Foundation Center began more than 50 years ago as one small library. But from the beginning, our mission has been to spread knowledge about U.S. philanthropy as far and wide as possible. Over the decades, we've made good on that commitment, establishing a presence in metropolitan areas, but equally important, in far-flung outposts across the country through our hundreds of Cooperating Collections. We've also taken our show on the road, making sure our trainers and experts visit these locations to share their knowledge with people in hard-to-reach and underserved areas, so grantseekers and grantmakers everywhere have opportunities to learn, network, and grow.

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