You believe you can make a difference. That’s why you’re here. And we know you want to make sure your generosity does as much good as possible. That’s something we take very seriously, because you make our work possible. To serve children and families, we have to serve you too.
You want to do your homework. We understand. Here are more resources you can use to check out CI:
We’re proud to be a BBB-Accredited charity and bear the Wise Giving Alliance Seal. It signals that we’ve met these lofty standards of accountability and ethical practices in all 20 categories measured.
CI meets the Better Business Bureau standards for charity accountability on all 20 of the categories measured, including governance, effectiveness, finances, fundraising and communication. Visit the BBB
Great Nonprofits recognized CI as a Top-Rated Charity, an honor for the top 1% of charities. This recognition is based completely on feedback from people like you, using only reviews from donors. Check out the individual reviews here
Children International has earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. By sharing in-depth financial information as well as quantitative information about our goals and strategies, we are moving beyond simplistic financial ratios to show progress toward our mission. See our progress
CharityWatch named Children International as a top-rated charity in 2017. Organizations are included on this list when they meet several pieces of criteria, such as putting 75% or more of their budget toward programs and spending less than $25 to raise $100. Learn more about our "A" rating
Your sponsorship contributions go directly into the bank, where state and federal bank examinations make sure it’s safe. From there, they get transferred directly to the field agencies, where field staff makes sure they’re used to provide benefits and services.
By using independent audits of every agency, we make sure funds are aligned with the approved budget. And we go see for ourselves. CI headquarters staff do regular detailed reviews of facilities and operations, and we ask the kids directly about the services they’re getting.
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