Charity Navigator Encompass Rating
We are pleased to announce the Charity Navigator awarded Bridges to Learning a 100/100 score with their Encompass Rating system. It is a new rating system for them, and the rating is based on Finance and Accountability. Per Charity Navigator, “This beacon evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health, including measures of stability, efficiency, and sustainability. We also include accountability and transparency practices to ensure integrity.”
It is an acknowledgement of B2L’s years of hard work in managing the generous contributions and grants provided by generous donors like you.
Charity Navigator is working on rolling out ratings on three other beacons: Impact and Results, Leadership and Adaptability, and Culture and Community. We look forward to achieving high marks in those areas as well.
Charities Review Council Seal of Approval
We’re happy to tell you that Bridges to Learning continues to be a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization! We earned the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarily participating in Charities Review Council’s review process. It is based on their 25 Accountability Standards®, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal requirements, representing the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits. The review process examined four key areas:
- Public Disclosure,
- Financial Activity, and
Our practices, policies and procedures are aligned with widely accepted standards of accountability, leading us to greater strength, efficacy and to the achievement of the Meets Standards® seal. By participating in the review process, B2L demonstrates responsibility, integrity and transparency to donors as well as the general public. We hope it gives you an extra level of assurance when donating to B2L, or sponsoring the children.
GuideStar Gold Transparency Award
Bridges to Learning achieved the GuideStar Gold Transparency Award by sharing important information about our organization including: what we do; who is involved; where we operate and where the impact is; and the financials. It is yet another national organization providing reassurance that donations to Bridges to Learning are in good hands.
Bridges to Learning’s Public Documents:
Our brochure: Bridges to Learning Brochure