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3rd party reviewers 2016

We strive to be responsible with every gift that we receive and encourage you to check out our profiles on these independent, third-party review sites.

Trees, Water & People (TWP) is proud to have earned the “Best in America” seal from Independent Charities of America and five stars from GreatNonprofits, making us a “2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit.” We are also a “Gold Participant” of GuideStar and an Accredited Charity of BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance.

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Trees, Water & People – Helping people and the planet since 1998.

Our recent two star rating on Charity Navigator is derived from two measures: four stars for Accountability and Transparency, and two stars for Financial. Regarding our Financial score, TWP received a low rating in the following two categories: Primary Revenue Growth and Program Expenses Growth. Essentially, we are being penalized for not growing our annual budget compared to the previous year. This is due to two key factors: 1) the end of a significant multi-year government grant; and 2) the long recovery from the recent economic recession that affected vital funding sources including foundations and individuals. TWP made the necessary reductions to our budget in order to account for both fiscal challenges, while still continuing to provide our beneficial programs to the communities we serve here in the U.S. and in Latin America.

We hope this information provides a better understanding of Trees, Water & People’s charity ratings. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to contact Heather Herrell, Development Director at heather@treeswaterpeople.org or (970) 484-3678, ext. 15.

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TWP Featured in BBB Wise Giving Alliance Ad in USA Today

We are proud to be accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance!  The Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and advances high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.  TWP has met all 20 “Standards for Charity and Accountability” that the BBB uses for evaluation of nonprofit organizations.

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