The end of the year is an important time for donors and nonprofits to raise funds and support worthy causes before a new tax year begins. There’s no question that with the winter season comes an increase in charitable giving. In fact, a report out from Network for Good says 30% of annual donations through their website take place during December. To aid your end of the year giving decisions, the Charities Review Council has released its bi-annual Giving Guide—a resource for making smart donations.
For the first time, this Giving Guide only recognizes the Most Trustworthy Nonprofits—simplifying your search. This list of the Most Trustworthy Nonprofits can be used to find organizations that meet all of our 27 Accountability Standards and organizations currently working towards meeting all Standards.
How does a nonprofit get listed as “Most Trustworthy”?
This go-to list features nonprofits that have voluntarily participated in our review and met all of our Accountability Standards thus earning our Meets Standards Seal
. The review is valid for three years and requires a small administrative payment.
Are you looking for a nonprofit that isn’t listed?
This list reflects the latest review results as of October 1, 2011. If a nonprofit is not listed, it is either unreviewed, has not completed its review, or had its review published after October 1, 2011. If a nonprofit has not been reviewed, encourage the organization to sign up for a review. To check our most current list of Most Trustworthy Nonprofits, check our online charity search
How can I get information about unreviewed nonprofits?
You can find limited information about unreviewed nonprofits in our charity search
or call us at (651) 224-7030 to ask about unreviewed nonprofits.
Our Accountability Standards consist of 27 standards, which address a nonprofit’s performance in four critical areas: public disclosure, governance, financial activity, and fundraising. The standards have evolved over the Council’s 65 years, with broad participation from Minnesota’s nonprofit and philanthropic communities, to reflect reasonable public expectations of nonprofits. Find out more about our Accountability Standards