Our Mission

To strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.

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Strategic Priorities

nonprofits to the resources they need to thrive
philanthropy's contribution to making a better world
donors with knowledge tools they need to be more strategic
greater foundation transparency
the global data platform for philanthropy
that our technology provides a strong foundation for the Center's work

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From our executive board to staff leaders, the people at Foundation Center have dedicated their professional lives to improving the world through philanthropy.

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Smart, dedicated people wanted

To accomplish our mission, we need motivated people with excellent technical, analytical, and interpersonal skills. Join us and make a difference in the world.

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Funding Foundation Center

Our donors generously provide annual support to Foundation Center, enabling us to strengthen our programs and services, and ensuring that 99% of our constituents have access to them at no charge. In addition, we do our part by covering more than half of our operating budget with earned income.


Our efforts to increase transparency and knowledge about philanthropy aid nonprofits in increasing organizational capacity and raising the funds needed to fulfill their missions, and enable foundations to collaborate more effectively and allocate resources more efficiently. When you fund Foundation Center, you support more than six million people who depend on our programs and services to make the world a better place.

Governance and Staffing Policies

The Foundation Center makes the following policies and procedures available for review.

Code of Conduct 81.53 kB

Diversity Statement 132.86 kB

Executive Compensation 41.39 kB