We are a Meets Standards® Organization!

We’re thrilled to announce that Avenues for Youth continues to qualify as a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization!

Nonprofit organizations, such as Avenues, earn the Meets Standards® seal by voluntarily
participating in Charities Review Council’s Accountability Wizard® review process. The only web-based product of its kind, the Accountability Wizard® is a time-tested tool, elevated by nationally recognized capacity-building practitioners and philanthropic thought leaders. The Accountability Wizard® is based on Charities Review Council’s 25 Accountability Standards®, a balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal requirements, representing the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits.

The review process examined four key areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity, and Fundraising. As a result, Avenues for Youth has aligned its practices, policies, and procedures to widely
accepted standards of accountability, leading us to greater strength, efficacy, and to the achievement of the Meets Standards® seal. By participating in the Accountability Wizard® review process, Avenues demonstrates responsibility, integrity, and transparency to donors as well as the general public.

To view our online report, go to smartgivers.org/organizations/. You’ll also find us in Charities Review Council’s bi-annual Smart Giver Newsletter. If you’d like to sign up to receive this free publication, go to smartgivers.org/donors/smart-givers-newsletter/.

Thank you for supporting us as we continue to work toward achieving our mission while
maintaining greater accountability and ethical practices.

Learn more about Charities Review Council’s online review process and the Accountability
Standards® at smartgivers.org.