Several organizations rate charities to ensure that your dollars are well-spent. We offer the following as testimony to our dedication to making every dollar count. First Candle is proud of its ongoing record of keeping fund raising costs below the national average of 25 percent.
First Candle has been given a four star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. Working to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator evaluates the financial health of more than 5,300 of America’s largest charities. [Learn more.]
Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance
First Candle meets all guidelines as set forth by the BBB and is listed in its Wise Giving Guide. Unlike other charity monitoring groups that focus solely on a review of charity finances, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance completes comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of the charity’s governance, fundraising practices, solicitations and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money. [Learn more.]