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BBBSNCA is the recipient of multiple federal, state and county grant awards and is recognized as a responsible financial steward consistently meeting or exceeding program goals and objectives.

GuideStar’s Philanthropedia in 2012 named BBBS as the #1 non-profit for at-risk youth. GuideStar evaluates non-profits and provides the most credible database for donors.

Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters a 4-Star rating (out of 4) for our accountability, organizational efficiency and organizational capacity.

The American Institute of Philanthropy (charitywatch.org) includes Big Brothers Big Sisters in its list of Top-Rated Charities. In fact, Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of only two national youth-development organizations to receive AIP’s top rating of A+.

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 Alliance and its predecessor organizations have over a century of combined experience in charity evaluation. The Alliance completes comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of the charity’s governance, fund raising practices, solicitations and informational materials, and how it spends its money.

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 United Way of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). 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.

The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have 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 U.S. Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. Of the one million U.S. charities, only 50,000 meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.