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We’re a 4-Star Charity!

In the days leading up to Giving Tuesday, we want to make it easy for our donors to research the impact our year-round programs make in the community! In addition to our most recent online Reach Report, we also provide information to several ratings organizations including Charity Navigator, Guidestar, Give Richmond and the Better Business Bureau. 

Charity Navigator is America's premier independent charity evaluator. They help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health and accountability & transparency of America's largest charities. Charity Navigator awarded Special Olympics Virginia four out of a possible four stars. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that we adhere to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently execute our mission in a fiscally responsible way. We have also received Guidestar's Platinum Seal of Transparency for 2017 for providing results metrics that show progress toward our mission. These metrics and other performance and ratings metrics can be found online here.

Special Olympics Virginia is also a proud member of the BBB's Wise Giving Alliance and meets all 20 quality standards required to be among the BBB's Accredited Charities.