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

While we were founded by and work with foundations, Foundation Center is a nonprofit in the service of the entire social sector and funded by donations.

Close to 550 foundations and corporations provide annual support to Foundation Center, joined by a growing number of valued individual donors. Your generosity enables us to maintain and strengthen our programs and services, the majority of which are free.


Foundation Center fosters careers, projects, nonprofits, and philanthropy in general – and 99.7% of our users access our services for free. Support us and you’ll support the people and organizations that lead social change.

Governance and Staffing Policies

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

Code of Conduct 81.53 kB

Diversity Statement 74.40 kB

Executive Compensation 41.39 kB