JSA Earns Gold Seal of Transparency from Candid and Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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Candid and Charity Navigator

JSA has been awarded a Gold Seal of Transparency from Candid (formerly known as Guidestar) and a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

The Gold Seal from Candid demonstrates JSA’s commitment to transparency and accountability. To earn the Gold Seal, JSA provided qualitative information about the organization’s goals, strategies, vision, and financial health. Less than five percent of the 1.8 million nonprofits registered with Candid are recognized with this distinction.

Candid, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information, connects nonprofits, foundations, and individuals to the resources they need to do good. Launched in February 2019 when Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces, the organization brings together a combined 88 years of experience with a goal of providing insights and analysis with a commitment to increasing transparency.

The Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator designates JSA as a “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization uses its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons. Four stars is the highest possible rating that an organization can achieve.

Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.

These two milestone achievements for JSA couldn’t have happened without the support of our donors, funders, and contributors. Because of your trust and support, JSA is fulfilling its mission of preparing a diverse community of high school students to participate effectively in our democracy. Thank you for being an integral part of our mission!

Learn more about Charity Navigator and JSA’s rating.
Learn more about Candid and JSA’s Gold Seal of Transparency.


September 08, 2023