GLIDE is proud to have recently been given a Platinum rating – the highest from Candid (formerly Guidestar). This recognition is only bestowed on organizations with the highest financial transparency and accountability standards.
This award from Candid is a testament to GLIDE’s commitment to our community via program offerings and how we track and measure our impact as a social justice organization.
In 2023, only one percent of U.S.-based nonprofit organizations have been recognized with the Platinum Seal.
To earn the Candid Platinum Seal, nonprofit organizations must meet a rigorous set of criteria, including:
- Providing complete and accurate information about their mission, programs, finances, and governance on Candid
- Sharing their strategic priorities and information about their impacts
- Being open to feedback and engagement from the public
For fiscal year 2023, 78 percent of our spending were directed to client services, assistance and support, including personnel and workforce development (which together comprised 61 percent of our spending). The remaining 22 percent of our expenses were for administration and technology enhancements.
Through its Finance, Investments and Audit Committees, GLIDE’s Board of Directors has exemplified prudence and diligence in fiscal oversight throughout the past fiscal year. In fiscal year 2024, we aim to enhance client services further by gaining efficiencies in other areas.
We hope that the Platinum Seal will instill high trust and comfort in our donors and supporters, knowing that their gift will go directly to those who need it most.