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Foundation Center and GuideStar Integration


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $1,000,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2019–December 31, 2021
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States, World

About this grant

This grant will support a merger between the Foundation Center and GuideStar, two of the philanthropic sector’s largest information platforms. Over time, both organizations have built a stable business model that provides data to millions while developing deep expertise and insight on the data. Jointly, these organizations have 16 million users, 4 billion pieces of data, 400 local partners, and 218 Internet platforms. A merger between them is a step toward centralizing data, resources, and knowledge, which will simplify information gathering and analysis for practitioners, foundations, donors, and other stakeholders. In addition to consolidating information resources, the combination of their networks will enable access for users to an expansive international array of partners and organizations. The Foundation Center and GuideStar are dedicated to fostering public understanding of the foundation field and nonprofit sector, respectively, by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, nonprofits, and related subjects.