Accountability is one prerequisite in developing a philanthropy organization. Because public trust is the basic capital for philanthropic development, accountability has always been the focus of PFI in performing charity work in Indonesia. Partnering with TIRI Foundation, PFI initiated Grant Check, a program providing a mechanism for ensuring transparency in reporting donation sources and its usage by philanthropic foundations utilising a web-based format.
This Grant Check program was tested on three PFI members during the pilot stages, namely: PIRAC, LP3ES, RACA, as well as three donors/intermediaries: KEHATI, Yappika, YSIK. In order for the program to be understood by general public, PFI has also socialized the Grant Check (GC) to three cities: Padang (West Sumatra), Banjarmasin (South Kalimantan), and Makassar (South Sulawesi). PFI also conducted a trial on various organizations across those three cities.
The organizations who took part in the GC reported that it was very useful tool in developing their organizations. Besides being used to measure accountability improvement, GC also functions as a network between donors and the NGO. Through GC, organizations and donors can better understand the effectiveness of donation usage and the competence of those implementing projects.