The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (CCAV) has achieved the 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid and the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. By sharing metrics that highlight CCAV’s impact on the community, the organization’s donors and grant funders can gain assurance in the prudent stewardship of their support.
“Transparency and accountability are central to our philosophy here at the Children’s Center,” said CCAV Executive Director Sue Page. “We work diligently to keep our costs as low as possible and maximize the programs and services we provide to local residents. We are proud of our platinum status with GuideStar, which is a testament to the board’s expert governance and our entire team’s commitment to always doing the right thing.”
To reach the platinum level, CCAV added extensive information to its nonprofit profile on GuideStar, including organizational details; in-depth financial reports; qualitative data about goals, strategies and capabilities; and quantitative insight into organizational programs and services. By providing this information, CCAV has demonstrated a commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data by which to evaluate the organization’s performance.
“I encourage anyone to visit our profile on GuideStar as well as our website to learn more about CCAV’s programs, strategy, metrics and achievements,” Page added. “There is no better time to support the needs of children and their families in the Antelope Valley, especially with the knowledge that we use every dollar we receive effectively and efficiently.”