Charity rating services allow you to check out a charity’s credibility before donating. Many donors like to use these services to ensure their donations will be put to good use. Each rating service offers a unique approach – some focus on financial criteria and funding sources, while others display personal reviews. Food & Water Watch is proud to be rated on the following charity services to show our transparency and reaffirm your trust in our work.
While these independent evaluations are an important tool for donors, some place undue emphasis on purely financial factors that do not truly reflect the organization’s effectiveness — in fact, the heads of the leading charity services agree. Food & Water Watch strives to be a good steward of your generous donations, and we measure our effectiveness by the victories we win to protect your food and water. We believe that the real reason to support Food & Water Watch is the campaigns we have won and the important progress we are making in advocating for a democracy that improves people's lives and protects the environment. We hope you will join us.
The Better Business Bureau is a leading source for impartial information on organizations. It assesses charities based on financial transparency and accountability as well as the overall effectiveness of the charity. Food & Water Watch is a member of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and meets all 20 standards that “are a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices focused on how businesses should treat the public – fairly and honestly in all circumstances.”
Many donors use Guidestar as an online source of publicly available information on nonprofit organizations. Its mission is “to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.” Food & Water Watch is a member of the GuideStar Exchange program which means that we have taken additional steps and provided more information available to donors to reinforce that Food & Water Watch is a transparent and credible nonprofit.
Charity Navigator rates nonprofits on a numeric scale based on how they meet criteria in the areas of financial health and accountability and transparency. It helps donors evaluate whether a charity will use their donation effectively and gives them a view of the charity’s performance over time.
GreatNonprofits is a review site where people can find, review, and share information about nonprofit organizations. It is not an independent rating site, but instead is a site that is similar to consumer review sites such as Zagats or TripAdvisors.
We depend on the generous contributions of supporters like you to help us keep up our work as a top transparent and trustworthy nonprofit. Your donation will ensure we’ll keep fighting to protect your food and water.
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