UNFCU Foundation Obtains Accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance

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Long Island City, NY :: 19 January 2021

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By meeting all of its values-based standards, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) accorded UNFCU Foundation its US national accreditation. BBB WGA is a recognized standards-based organization that evaluates the trustworthiness of US charities through rigorous evaluations. Twenty benchmark requirements met by UNFCU Foundation included board oversight, finances, results reporting, and fundraising appeals.

“This accreditation signifies that UNFCU Foundation is deserving of donor trust and is a well-run nonprofit organization,” said Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information.” UNFCU Foundation's commitment to sound governance, transparency, and advancing its mission has earned our confidence.”

“We are proud to earn BBB WGA's well-respected designation, acknowledging the hard work of our board, management, partners, and volunteers,” said Yma Gordon-Reid, executive director of the UNFCU Foundation. “Meeting these standards further strengthens our resolve to enable marginalized women and youth to lift themselves from poverty. Despite the pandemic, partner-programs succeeded in making progress and we continue to be inspired by women's determination overcoming obstacles.”

In 2019, UNFCU Foundation funded projects helped more than 3,000 women and youth gain opportunities for self-development and economic advancement. Expanding its impact to empower the most vulnerable in society, UNFCU Foundation also supports relief efforts. In 2020, this included UNICEF's humanitarian aid in Beirut, Lebanon and the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization, WHO.

About UNFCU Foundation

UNFCU Foundation is a New York-based, non-profit corporation established by the United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) with a mission to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and children. Since its launch in 2015, the UNFCU Foundation has benefitted thousands of women and youth living in extreme poverty around the world. To learn more, visit www.unfcufoundation.org and follow UNFCU Foundation's progress on Twitter at @UNFCUFoundation and on Facebook at facebook.com/unfcufoundation.

About BBB Wise Giving Alliance

BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus—all reports are available at Give.org.

Media Contacts

Bennett Weiner, EVP & COO, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, bweiner@give.org, Tel. +1 703-247-9323

Elisabeth Philippe, UNFCU Foundation, ephilippe@unfcufoundation.org, Tel. +1 347‑686‑6776; Mobile +1 347‑510‑4036