In this article, authors demonstrate the practical use of the instrument for measuring the openness and transparency of the socially oriented nonprofit organizations (SONCO), which receive government subsidies. We selected for the analysis 42 SONCOs – the winners of the government grant competition in 2013. The goal of this study was to calculate the level of openness and transparency of the grant-receiving organizations by using the web-content analysis developed by Russian scholars (Pavlov et al. 2012), which tests the availability of particular parameters of openness and transparency. The web-content analysis of 42 SONCO has proved that four most renowned SONCOs had the highest coefficient of information accessibility (CIA) – a measure of transparency- among other SONCOs. However, we found no statistically significant relations between the level of transparency and the popularity of the SONCOs in the whole sample. The majority of grant-receiving SONCOs cannot be characterized as significantly transparent with the CIA below 50%. Yet, the websites provide the greatest potential for the improvement of the transparency in Russian NCOs. Therefore, we recommend this instrument to measure the CIA for the practical decision-making by the grant-operators concerning the government subsidies.