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You have the power to choose what tens of millions of potential donors see about your organization. Claim your free Candid profile to boost your online presence.

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Claim your free Candid profile and share your story

  • Showcase your programs and your impact
  • Send fresh information to 200+ charitable sites, including AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good
  • Use your profile as the perfect handout in funder meetings
  • Celebrate your diversity and share your staff & board’s demographics
  • Bonus: By earning a Bronze Seal, you are eligible to use Apple Pay for donations
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Special offer to support small nonprofits

Earn a 2022 Gold Seal and get free access to Foundation Directory Essential, a resource that helps you win more grants. Offer details.

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Funding opportunities are waiting. Get noticed today by:

  • AmazonSmile
  • Facebook
  • Network for Good
  • Salesforce.org
  • VolunteerMatch
  • All major U.S.-based donor-advised funds including Fidelity Charitable
  • Dozens of private foundations, including the California Endowment

Update your Candid profile in three easy steps

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Step 1

Claim your profile

Request access to your organization's profile

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Step 2

Get approved

We verify your affiliation and approve your access

tell your story

Step 3

Tell your story

Showcase your programs and your impact to fast-track your funding

View the Candid profile best practices guide for a simple step-by-step walkthrough.

Funders reward organizations with Seals

Research links earning a Seal of Transparency to a 53% increase in contributions for nonprofits.

Seals give funders insights into your organization, enabling educated grant giving decisions. It’s easy and free to earn Seals—get started today.

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Bronze Seal

Make sure donors find you

~5-minute update

  • Organization mission and contact details
  • Donation information
  • Leadership information
  • Grantmaker status

Apple Pay for Donations

Simply earn a 2022 Bronze Seal to be eligible for donations with Apple Pay.


Silver Seal

Guide funding decisions

~10-minute update

  • Program(s) information
  • Brand details (website, social media, logo)
  • Plus Bronze info

Gold Seal

Gain trust and support

~15-minute update

  • Audited financial report or basic financial information
  • Board Chair names and leadership demographics
  • Plus Silver info

Special offer

Small nonprofits are eligible for free Foundation Directory Essential for a year.


Platinum Seal

Highlight your impact and boost funding

~15-minute update

  • Strategic plan or strategy and goal highlights
  • At least one metric demonstrating your progress and results
  • Plus gold info

Download a PDF of full Seal Level requirements.

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What people are saying

Candid profiles help the sector take a leap forward from data and information about charities to powerful knowledge and insight to help us make informed decisions.

—Victoria Vrana
Senior Program Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

My experience being a board member at Village Enterprise, where we have a Platinum Seal, is that it’s made fundraising easier. The Platinum Seal helps us stand out since there are so many nonprofits for donors to choose from.

—Jamie Austin
Board Member, Village Enterprise Fund

Our Candid profile probably saves us 40 hours a week. We’re constantly asked for our financials, details about our mission, and reviews. Sending people to our Nonprofit Profile frees us up to focus on our mission.

—Janet Wenholz
Grant Writer, Operation Freedom Paws

Ready to gain access to your profile and earn your first Seal of Transparency? Get started now