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UNFCU Foundation Obtains Accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance

By UNFCU Foundation


By meeting all of its values-based standards, UNFCU Foundation earned the BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s 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 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

About UNFCU Foundation

UNFCU Foundation is an accredited New York-based, non-profit corporation launched in 2015. It was 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 youth. Since its inception, UNFCU Foundation has supported programs to enable more than 31,000 marginalized women and youth to unlock their potential.

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