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Building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities.
To achieve this mission, we inform donors, empower nonprofits, and partner with grantmakers.

Does your favorite nonprofit Meet Standards®?

Why the Accountability Standards® matter ...

Donors, nonprofit leaders, and funders share how the Standards® guide them.

It’s easier to find how national organizations use their donor dollars than smaller, local organizations. The Meets Standards seal addresses that gap, helping me confidently decide where to give.

Rhonda Mains, Donor since 2013

The List of Reviewed Nonprofits provides solid recommendations on who we want to support monetarily, especially relevant after reading about the IRS’ challenges of screening “charitable” organizations.

Sharon & David Detert, Donors since 2012

Accountability Wizard is like an organizational refresh – its standards have become the high mark we use as a guide with our board.

Lennie Albers, Executive Director, McLeod Emergency Food Shelf

The Meets Standards seal matters to us and our donors. The certification process allows us to review our standards regularly and demonstrate good stewardship of donor gifts.

Jessie Hendel, Executive Director, Alliance Housing

Tax Day is approaching!

Check out this resource page from the Council on taxes and charitable giving.

Follow along as the newly introduced Charitable Act progresses. This could impact federal charitable deductions in future tax years.

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Our mission is building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We envision healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

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