The Community Environmental Council (CEC) has achieved the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile level, and a 4-star Rating from Charity Navigator. CEC is one of only a handful of nonprofits in Santa Barbara to achieve both of these ratings.
Charity Navigator is the largest and most widely-used charity evaluator in the US. Their ratings show donors how efficiently a charity will use their support, how well the charity has sustained its programs and services over time, and its level of commitment to being financially accountable and transparent. A 4-star rating shows that CEC exceeds industry standards to act with integrity and learn from their mistakes because they want donors to know that they’re trustworthy.
“CEC considers our donors to be investors in our mission,” said Sigrid Wright, CEO/Executive Director. “As such, we are committed to transparency in our finances and being clear about all donor policies.”
GuideStar is the world’s largest informational resource on nonprofit organizations; their database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. Nonprofit profiles are made available on the GuideStar website, as well as on more than 120 websites and applications powered by GuideStar data.
To earn Platinum level–GuideStar’s highest level of recognition–an organization must publish not only financial data, but actual metrics and program results. This allows donors and others to clearly see the impact that CEC has made in the Santa Barbara region over time.