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Foundation Center and GuideStar have Now Become Candid!

Posted By Katelyn Smith, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Tuesday, February 5, 2019
This is a big day for us. We are excited to share with you that Foundation Center and GuideStar have joined forces. Starting today, we will operate as a single new nonprofit organization called Candid.



As Candid, we will be able to ask and answer questions we couldn’t alone. We’ll be able to share more data and deeper insights. We’ll be able to do more for you—and for anyone looking for tools to navigate the nonprofit sector.

Together, we’re building on our shared legacy of supporting the people who work to improve lives, communities, and the world.

What about our name, Candid? It means that we value being up front and honest above all else. It shows that we are driven by what we believe in. And it’s a reminder to get straight to the facts whenever possible. The nonprofit sector has a story to tell, and Candid will tell that story.

The Foundation Center and GuideStar products and services you know have not changed. We remain committed to ongoing enhancements. For now, you can find out more about the new organization at candid.org.

Let us know your thoughts and questions; we look forward to connecting with you. Email us at [email protected] or tweet @CandidDotOrg.

Thank you,


Bradford K. Smith

Former President, Foundation Center

Jacob Harold

Executive Vice President
Former President + CEO, GuideStar

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