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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.

Click here to learn more about TWP’s third-party reviews.

Help Us Win $5,000 Toward Our Mission!

Trees, Water & People needs your help! We have an opportunity to win the $5,000 prize from GuideStar USA, Inc., the leading source of nonprofit information, and KIMBIA, a group that empowers nonprofits and other organizations to increase giving, through their Winter 2011 GuideStar-KIMBIA Nonprofit GiveawayGuideStar_logo

Anyone with firsthand knowledge about Trees, Water & People who is not a paid employee—donors, volunteers, board members, recipients of our services—can write a review about us on GuideStar. Your review will appear on our profile on both GuideStar and GreatNonprofits, GuideStar’s partner that makes it possible to write and post reviews. There is no charge for writing a review, but you are limited to posting only one review for our organization.

The nonprofit organization that receives the most reviews by February 28th will win the $5,000 prize!

To write a review, please visit: http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/84-1462044/trees-water-people.aspx. For more information, see the official rules at http://www2.guidestar.org/rxg/update-nonprofitreport/sweepstakes-official-rules.aspx. The contest begins on February 1, 2011, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT, February 28, 2011.

Thank you for your support!