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Founded in 1946, the Charities Review Council continues to strengthen the integrity of our philanthropic environment by serving as an independent source of information and education for both donors and nonprofits.

Building Resources - We provide tools and in-depth resources to the giving public to make informed giving choices.

  • Online searchable charity review results
  • Tips on how to give smart and safe
  • Information on donating auto and goods
  • Nonprofit accountability standards and resources

Building Trust - The Council's Accountability Standards were developed by a diverse group of donors, nonprofit leaders, grantmakers, academics and community representatives. They address four distinct areas of accountability— Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity and Fundraising. Adherence to the Standards is one way charities demonstrate their trustworthiness to the giving public.

Building Strength - Nonprofits can participate in the Accountability Wizard, an online, educational assessment tool that helps them align with the sound policies, practices and procedures upheld by the Accountability Standards.

We need your help to encourage nonprofit accountability and informed giving. Please help pursue this critical work by including the Council in your giving. There are several ways you can donate to the Council:

CREDIT CARD: Via our secure form provided by GiveMN and Razoo:

Or call us at 651-224-7030 or 800-733-GIVE (4483)

CHECK:  Mail a check to:

Charities Review Council, 2334 University Avenue West, Suite 150, Saint Paul, MN 55114

BEQUEST, PLANNED GIFT or APPRECIATED STOCK: Please contact Keely Hendrickson at 651-224-7030, 800-733-GIVE (4483), or via email khendrickson@smartgivers.org.

ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER (EFT): Support us with recurring donations debited from your checking or savings account.  Please contact Keely Hendrickson at 651-224-7030, 800-733-GIVE (4483) or khendrickson@smartgivers.org for more information.

The Charities Review Council upholds the Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and others to help donors feel confident in the organizations they support.

View our Gift Acceptance Policy.

Thank you for all that you contribute to our communities.