Fund for Education Abroad Receives Highest Rating for Nonprofit Impact and Reporting
The GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Seal of Transparency represents highest level of recognition offered
WASHINGTON, DC, December 17, 2018 – The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) has earned the 2018 GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Seal of Transparency. The GuideStar Platinum is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
FEA was awarded Platinum level for adding extensive metrics demonstrating progress and results to the FEA Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar, along with basic organizational information, financials, goals, and strategies. FEA is among the only 6,982 Platinum seal recipients from among the 2.7 million nonprofits found in GuideStar’s database – less than one quarter of one percent to have attained the top rating.
GuideStar, founded in 1994, specializes in reporting on U.S. nonprofits. They also serve to help donors and funders explore organizations they want to support, research grantees, and verify that a recipient organization is established. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles have implemented three seals; Bronze, Silver, and Gold, based on the information a nonprofit provides in its profile and later introduced Platinum as a way to allow nonprofits to share the difference they are making. According to their website, the seal “encourages nonprofit organizations to share their progress and results in important new ways—moving way beyond simplistic financial ratios—to reflect the changes organizations are making in the world.”
The seal of transparency demonstrates FEA’s dedication to maintain its openness to those who support the mission of making international education accessible to all students.
About the Fund for Education Abroad
The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the U.S. study abroad population, making life-changing, international experiences accessible to all by supporting minority and first-generation college students before, during, and after they participate in education abroad programs. FEA Access Partners participate on the FEA Access Advisory Board (AAB), established to share best practices in international education and actively engage in FEA’s mission to increase the number of Americans studying abroad. FEA is a Guidestar Platinum participant, and won the 2015 Diversity Abroad Excellence in Diversifying International Education Award and GoAbroad.com’s 2015 Innovation in Philanthropy Award. Follow FEA at www.fundforeducationabroad.org, and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr and on Twitter: @FEAScholarships.
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