Date published

5 things to know about philanthropy to HBCUs

Discover five key insights about funding disparities in philanthropy to HBCUs based on Candid and ABFE’s new research report.

By Adia Colar (she/her) and Grace Sato (she/her)

May 9, 2023

Eight tips for funders to help grantseekers navigate your website 

Grantmakers have the opportunity to leverage their website in ways that will save time for yourselves and help grantseekers.

By Joey Guastella (he/him)

October 3, 2022

Cracking into corporate giving

Corporations have the resources to provide significant funding to nonprofits and are becoming a growing part of many organizations’ revenue streams. So how do you tap into these funds?  We’re here to help you crack into the corporate giving options…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

August 11, 2022

An open grant report to MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett

It’s been one year since Candid received the email every nonprofit dreams of: confirmation of your $15 million grant. As requested, we are submitting this brief grant report on our use of these funds. We have also elected to share…

By Ann Mei Chang (she/they)

June 15, 2022

Guidance for making grants to support Ukraine

This piece provides guidance for funders on making grants to support Ukraine. It was originally published on the Council on Foundations' website. Over the last two weeks, the Council on Foundations has received scores of questions from the field about…

By Brian Kastner

March 16, 2022

Top three tips for writing grant proposals

So, what’s the best way to stay organized while keeping your content fresh? In the video below, you’ll find three top tips to do just that.

By Cheryl Kester (she/her)

March 1, 2022

Diversify your fundraising portfolio with government grants

It’s not uncommon to hear that your community-based nonprofit is not government funded and you didn’t take advantage of the influx in relief funding made available within the last 18 months. Government grants have often carried the reputation of being…

By Dr. Brandi Rae Hicks (she/her)

November 24, 2021

Funders’ hidden contribution to the sector: their data

Every year, hundreds of funders from the U.S. and other countries around the world share data about their grantmaking with Candid. For Candid, or more accurately, the social sector, this is a boon for several reasons. For one, the data tends to be of better quality…

By Laia Griñó (she/her)

October 19, 2021

Complement your prospect research with Foundation Directory Online’s RFP alerts

Foundation Directory Online makes it easy to stay up-to-date with important grantmaker and RFP updates. Enhance your prospect research by signing up for key alerts and get instantly notified when a suitable RFP match is open. Keep track of new RFP’s as they arise and stay on top…

September 14, 2021

“Don’t be evil”: Using Google Ad Grants to tackle societal problems

Google has emerged as one of the most influential and powerful organizations of our time. Its product is so ubiquitous it’s commonly used as a verb. Starting out as one of many search engines, Google has since branched out into…

By Grant Hensel

April 12, 2021

What we know about MacKenzie Scott’s 2020 grants

Over the course of 2020, MacKenzie Scott announced grants totaling almost $6 billion. As gestures of transparency, she released lists of recipient organizations in July and in December. In a recent analysis, we looked at the characteristics of the December…

By Jacob Harold (he/him)

March 25, 2021

Think like a funder: What makes a good fundraising proposal

Cassandra Zawilski, program manager for Full Circle Fund in San Francisco, proved to be an invaluable addition to our virtual Leadership Circle for Emerging Development Professionals last year. I first met Cassie when she was a fellow letter of inquiry…

By Laura Bergman (she/her)

March 17, 2021