SOME Receives GuideStar Platinum Rating and 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating

We are proud to share that SOME has been recognized by both Charity Navigator and Candid for our donor accountability and transparency.

4-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Charity Navigator_ProfilePage_StarRating_4StarsCharity Navigator is a tool used to empower millions of donors by providing them with free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. Through the ratings, nonprofits are equipped with the nonprofit sector’s premier trust indicator and a powerful platform to raise awareness and funds.

For 2021, SOME is once again being recognized as a four-star rated Charity Navigator nonprofit! Our Charity Navigator financial rating is 94.51/100 and our accountability + transparency rating is 100/100.

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

Candid is an information service specializing in reporting on U.S. nonprofit companies. It is the product of the February 2019 merger of GuideStar with Foundation Center. In 2016, its database provided information on 2.5 million organizations.

2022 Candid GuideStar Platinum Transparency SealThis year SOME was also awarded with a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. This highlights the transparency and the flow of information between our non-profit and donors.

In 2021, 78,262 organizations received a Seal. This represents about 5 percent of the more than 1.7 million nonprofits registered with the IRS. Nearly half of Seal holders were awarded a Bronze Seal. 19 percent of Seal holders received Silver, 20 percent earned Gold, and just 15 percent earned Platinum.

This wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful donors, and the exemplary team of employees at SOME. Thank you!