The CGSC Foundation recently earned its “Gold Seal of Transparency” from Candid (formerly known as “Guidestar”) and the “Give with Confidence” 89/100 Rating from Charity Navigator.
Candid is a nonprofit organization that connects people with other nonprofits by providing information and evaluation on those nonprofits’ operations. Candid maintains data on where a nonprofit’s money comes from, where it goes and why it matters. Their Seals of Transparency help potential funders and donors understand the difference between a nonprofit organization’s stated mission and goals and what they actually do. Candid has four levels of the Seals of Transparency: Bronze (the basic level) Silver, Gold and Platinum. The CGSC Foundation earned Candid’s “Gold Seal of Transparency” which entails sharing of detailed financial information and information on the leaders and staff.
The CGSC Foundation also earned an 89 of 100 point “Give with Confidence” rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is a nonprofit, independent charity evaluator established in 2001, providing potential donors data, tools and other resources to guide their philanthropic decision-making. They do not charge for their ratings which helps ensure they are objective. Nonprofits are rated in these key indicators: Finance & Accountability, Impact & Results, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability. The CGSC Foundation earned a score of 89, which in general terms is considered by Charity Navigator as “very good.” Any score over 75 is generally considered “good.”
“We’re extremely proud of our recent ratings by Candid and Charity Navigator,” said Rod Cox, CGSC Foundation President/CEO. “We want our potential donors to know that we are committed to our mission, transparent in how we do business, and more importantly, can be trusted to use funds to support our programs in the most effective and efficient way possible. These recent ratings give us a level of legitimacy that is very critical to our fundraising efforts.”
The CGSC Foundation was established December 28, 2005 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational corporation with the mission of supporting the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The Foundation supports the College in three overall areas: scholarship, outreach, and Soldier and family support. Contributions made to the Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code and the Foundation is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under sections 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code. To learn more about the CGSC Foundation and its mission, visit www.cgscfoundation.org.