Our Guidestar Platinum Rating

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Did you know that United Way of Lake County has a Non-Profit Guidestar Platinum Rating?

Guidestar is the world's largest source of information on non-profit organizations. At United Way of Lake County, we are committed to accountability and transparency and are proud to merit a Platinum rating from Guidestar. The Platinum rating is the highest level of recognation offered by Guidestar.  And that's important, because donors have the right to know that we are intentional about measurement and learning in order to maximize the difference we are making in Lake County.

We have a responsibility to our donors, partners and the community itself to ensure that the dollars entrusted to us are invested in ways that will produce measurable results and that we operate efficiently.

We also believe that setting standards for our local partners is critical in achieving our mission and success. Our investment strategy uses a volunteer-driven, competitive grant funding model.

We share common goals related to understanding the needs of the community, identifying best practices, and collaborating to obtain results and increase our long term impact in the community.