Transparency and

Accountability Initiative

Through learning and collaboration, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative is committed to strengthening the impact of transparency and accountability funding.

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative (TAI) is a donor collaborative working toward a world where citizens are informed and empowered; governments are open and responsive; and collective action advances the public good. Members of TAI include Ford Foundation, Luminate, Open Society Foundations, Hewlett Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (formerly DFID). TAI members have committed approximately US$ 600 million in grants to an estimated 700 organisations championing transparency, participation and accountability around the globe.

The Chandler Foundation joined TAI as the foundation refreshed its grant-making strategy to focus on good governance – and in particular, transparency, participation, accountability, and anti-corruption. TAI has served as a network for identifying high-impact organizations in the governance sector, and also as a collective voice to elevate the important issues of transparency and accountability. You can read more about why we are believe in the importance of governance funding in our op-ed published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Grantmakers Can Help to Fight Corruption During COVID-19.