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 Mormons (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint) share their beliefs on the Internet. We operate websites and social media platforms in over 15 languages and provide tools and training to Universities, Institutes and Church Firesides. We work closely with and support other groups and foundations with like-minded missions from all over the world. More Good Foundation was created in 2005 as a solution to the overwhelming need for accurate information about the LDS faith on the Internet. It is operated by a small team of employees along with many volunteers.
What does the More Good Foundation do?
The More Good Foundation operates over 400 websites along with social media pages where persons of other faiths can learn about the Church, and where individual Mormons can share their beliefs. We also provide training and support for Mormons 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 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 can learn how to share the gospel online.
Does the LDS Church control or operate the More Good Foundation?
The More Good Foundation operates independently from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is not managed or directly funded by the Church.
What is the position of the LDS Church 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.
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.