More Good Foundation FAQ
How Did the Foundation Get Its Name?
The name More Good Foundation has its roots in a statement made by Joseph Smith in a letter to the editor of the Times and Seasons newspaper, in which he explained that the literal translation of the word Mormon means “more good.” (See Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pages 299-300.) This concept was elaborated on by Gordon B. Hinckley in an October 1990 address entitled “Mormon Should Mean ‘More Good.”
What is the More Good Foundation?
More Good Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints share their beliefs on the Internet. We operate websites and social media platforms in over 15 languages and provide tools and training at universities and institutes, as well as through firesides. More Good Foundation was created in 2005 as a solution to the overwhelming need for accurate information about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the Internet. Employees along with many volunteers help to operate the Foundation.
What does the More Good Foundation do?
The More Good Foundation operates several websites along with social media pages where persons of other faiths can learn about the Church, and where individual members of the Church can share their beliefs. We also provide training and support for members interested in sharing their beliefs online.
How is the More Good Foundation funded?
More Good Foundation is primarily funded by the generous donations of individuals. It may also receive funds from trusts, corporations, and foundations, including Deseret Trust Company (a donor-advised fund), and the Foundation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Foundation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints makes donations to many organizations and is funded by the revenues of wholly owned, for-profit companies.
How can I help the cause of the More Good Foundation?
There are many ways to get involved! You may want to start by learning how to share the gospel online.
Does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints control or operate the More Good Foundation?
The More Good Foundation operates independently from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More Good Foundation is not managed or directed by the Church.
What is the position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the More Good Foundation?
We don’t speak for the Church, but we think the Church views us like any Church member who shares the Gospel with neighbors or friends.
Does More Good Foundation donate to other organizations?
We occasionally donate to other organizations and causes, but we do not direct, oversee, or control their efforts.
How can I contact the More Good Foundation? I have a different question.
Please see our contact page. We’d love to hear from you.