The Chesapeake Bay Foundation's high charity ratings mean you can be confident that your donation is being used wisely and effectively to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay. Charity watchdogs like the organizations listed below help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health, accountability, and transparency of America's largest charities.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation meets all the BBB Wise Giving Alliance's Standards for Charity Accountability. The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a national charity monitoring organization affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. The Alliance completes comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of a charity's governance, fund raising practices, solicitations, and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money.
View the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Charity Report on the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation meets CharityWatch's eligibility requirements for Top-Rated status. Groups included on the CharityWatch Top-Rated list generally spend 75% or more of their budgets on programs, spend $25 or less to raise $100 in public support, do not hold excessive assets in reserve, have met CharityWatch's governance benchmarks, and receive "open-book" status for disclosure of basic financial information and documents to CharityWatch. Please see the Criteria section of the website for more information on the rating criteria and methodology that CharityWatch adheres to.
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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is named a "Top-Rated Charity" by the American Institute of Philanthropy (now known as CharityWatch). Top-rated charities receive high grades from CharityWatch. This watchdog evaluates charities based on the portion of total expenses actually spent on charitable programs, and on the organization's fundraising efficiency.
As a Guidestar Exchange Partner, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation provides organizational and financial information to GuideStar. Guidestar provides comprehensive, up-to-date information on more than 1.8 million nonprofits to grantmakers and individual donors.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. The award certifies that CBF demonstrates, on an annual basis, the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this seal.
View the Independent Charities of America's listing for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.