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Accountability

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the most well-respected and well-recognized name in youth mentoring – and now we’re proud to share our accountability ratings as well!

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of America a 4 star rating (out of 4) for our accountability, organizational efficiency and organizational capacity. View BBBS National's rating.

The American Institute of Philanthropy includes Big Brothers Big Sisters of America in its list of Top-Rated Charities. In fact, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is one of only two national youth-development organizations to receive AIP's top rating of A+. View BBBS National's rating.

The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance has recognized Big Brothers Big Sisters as a top charity, meeting all Standards for Charitable Accountability.The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a national charity watchdog affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. The Alliance and its predecessor organizations have over a century of combined experience in charity evaluation. Unlike other charity monitoring groups that focus solely on a review of charity finances, the Alliance completes comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of the charity's governance, fund raising practices, solicitations and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money.

The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to belong to the Children's Charities of America fundraising consortium! CCA is a nonprofit federation that pre-screens and certifies high quality national charities working to protect and assist children in the U.S. and around the world.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a proud participant in the Combined Federal Campaign.The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost–efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
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