Our Non-Profit Rating



United Way of Lake County has a Non-Profit Candid Platinum Rating AND a 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Give with Confidence - We are Top-Rated Among Two Well-Respected and Well-Known Charity Assessment Organizations

At United Way of Lake County, we have a responsibility to our donors, partners and the community 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. And we are proud that two of the most well-known and trusted non-profit assessment and information organizations recognize our commitment.

Our Candid (Previously Guidestar) Rating: Platinum Rating (The Highest Rating)

Candid, previously known as Guidestar, is the world's largest source of information on non-profit organizations and we are proud to merit a Platinum Rating, the highest level of recognition offered by their organization. At United Way of Lake County, we are committed to accountability and transparency because our supporters 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.

Our Charity Navigator Rating: 4-Star (The Highest Ranking)

Charity Navigator is a well-known charity assessment organization that evaluates hundreds of thousands of charitable organizations based in the United States, operating as free 501(c)(3) organizations. Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. They also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.

We are proud of our 4-Star "Give with Confidence" ranking.