Jewish Community Federation of Richmond has been awarded the GuideStar Gold-level Seal, the highest level of non-profit recognition available, demonstrating the organizations dedication and commitment to transparency.
Less than 1/10 of 1% of charities in the nation are qualified for the gold participation level. GuideStar is the top clearinghouse for information pertaining to non-profits across the country. The GuideStar Exchange Program recognizes 501(c)3 non-profits for providing evidence of financial transparency.
Non-profits seeking recognition must proactively furnish GuideStar with financials to be awarded any of the three Exchange seals: Bronze, Silver or Gold. Gold-level non-profits must successfully provide significant transparency in every area of operations, including strategic planning, finance, governance, and program results. Fewer than 2,000 of the 1.5 million non-profits in the United States have received the Gold-level Exchange Seal from GuideStar.
“We share GuideStar’s belief that the public wants to know the full story on a non-profit, including financials, leadership and program impact. We are deeply rooted in the same belief that being transparent about our work, especially to those who have invested in our work is critical,” said Daniel Staffenberg, CEO of Jewish Community Federation of Richmond” As an organization committed to improving our transparency, we take great pride in this achievement.”