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General Purposes

BBB Wise Giving Alliance

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2006–December 31, 2007
  • Location Arlington, VA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance produces in-depth evaluative reports on national charities based on comprehensive standards for charity accountability and publishes a quarterly magazine, the "Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide". National charities meeting the standards can apply to participate in the alliance’s National Charity Seal program. This grant will enable the alliance to expand its coverage of national charities; improve and integrate local Better Business Bureau charity review programs; and extend the use and recognition of the National Charity Seal. With the recent launch of an online charity reporting and evaluation system, the alliance has dramatically increased the number of reports on national charities (approximately 800 annually), as well as the number of National Charity Seal holders (122).