Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, knowledge sharing, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.

Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

Foundation Center in line with its global strategy, works in partnership to strengthen the international philanthropic sector by connecting, representing and higlighting the role of philanthropy in the global development ecosystem, it also works to support foundations and philanthropic associations around the world by providing the tools and resources needed for the sector to continue to professionalize and achieve more effective grantmaking and development outcomes. Foundation Center also works with partners to build the data and knowledge capacity of the sector, undertake joint research and data initiatives and facilitate learning exchanges.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Work in partnerships to build the data capacity of the philanthropic sector to collect, process, analyse, and share data; engage philanthropy in the global development agenda; providing technical support and develop new data tools with and for the sector.

  

Initiatives in Foundation Center

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Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

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Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.
     

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Data4SDGs Toolbox

Global Philanthropy Data Charter

The Global Philanthropy Data Charter is intended as a framework to guide organizations in the sector as they set out to improve philanthropy data, acknowledging the diversity of context, culture, and legal framework within which these organizations operate.

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