Tool Profile – Foundation Center – Reporting Commitment / HGrant

Tool:  Reporting Commitment / HGrant

Organization:  Foundation Center

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The Reporting Commitment is a project encouraging foundations to provide greater transparency about their grantmaking activities. HGrant is the standard used to implement the Reporting Commitment. Participants in the Reporting Commitment agree to make grant information available to each other and the public at least quarterly in a machine-readable, open format and coded to a geographic standard developed by the Foundation Center known as GeoTree.

Implementation Details:

Some grants management vendors provide support for the HGrant standard, and there is a WordPress plugin as well. The standard can also be implemented through custom development using whatever technologies your website supports.

Related Tools:

GlassPockets, EReporting

Participating Vendors:

  • foundationConnect
  • MicroEdge – GIFTS Online
  • SmartSimple
  • Good Done Great


There are currently 20 grantmakers using HGrant to participate in the Reporting Commitment.

Page Status: Last updated 4/3/2017