United Way of Greater Lorain County voluntarily complies with independent rating services to assure that UWGLC adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
The BBB accredits charities that meet all 20 of the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability based on a review of information and materials provided by the organization. There is no charge to the charity for the evaluation completed by the BBB. Charities are not legally required to submit information and materials to the BBB for evaluation.
Charity Navigator applies an objective rating methodology to over one million nonprofits registered in the U.S. based on two areas of performance: Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. Charities are rated from one-to-four stars based on efficiency, how well it has maintained its programs and services over time, and its level of commitment to being accountable and transparent.
GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. GuideStar rates charities that demonstrate commitment to transparency with categories of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
United Way Worldwide has membership requirements to certify their adherence to standards that include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity, and operations.