Transparency. Accountability. Accreditation.
Guiding Light is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Platinum status by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on U.S. nonprofits. The Platinum designation is the highest level bestowed by GuideStar, an honor shared by fewer than a dozen of the more than 2,500 nonprofits GuideStar tracks in the greater Grand Rapids area. The Platinum rating – instituted in the spring of 2016 – is GuideStar’s “highest level of recognition and an opportunity for nonprofits to share their progress in a meaningful way,” according to the organization’s website.
Each Guiding Light staff and Board member recognizes the responsibility of being faithful stewards of your money and these men’s lives.
Our finances are always an open book, and you’re welcome to review our 990s and audits online at GuidingLightWorks.org. Our financials are audited each year to ensure the highest standards of accountability.
We are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) which provides accreditation to leading Christian non-profits that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance.
Your support does Kingdom work, and the movement from despair and isolation to hope and community for the men participating in Guiding Light programming is a beautiful return on investment. We are so grateful that you have chosen to be a part of this. From all of us at Guiding Light, thank you, and God bless.