Woodwell earns Platinum Seal of Transparency

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

This year, GuideStar, an organization that provides trusted information on non-profits for donors, updated their rating of Woodwell Climate Research Center from a Gold Seal to a Platinum Seal of Transparency.

This is the organization’s highest award, granted to non-profits that are exemplary in transparency surrounding their goals, strategies, and indicators of success and are the most widely used symbol of transparency for non-profits in the U.S. Woodwell had previously earned a Gold Seal in 2019.

This honor certifies Woodwell as an organization with a strong commitment to accountability and a proven track record of achieving our organizational goals. The Platinum Seal means that donors can be confident that their donations are affecting positive change, directly contributing to Woodwell’s mission of combating climate change.

“As donors weigh where to invest their philanthropic dollars to solve the climate emergency, they want to be sure that they are supporting a well-run organization with sound finances and governance. Woodwell Climate’s Platinum Seal of Transparency with GuideStar, combined with our 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, provide that assurance,” said Woodwell’s Acting President and Executive Director Dr. Max Holmes.

To contribute to Woodwell Climate Research Center, visit woodwellclimate.org/give. Other options include incorporating Woodwell Climate in your will or estate plans, contributing from your IRA tax-free, and gifts of securities or real estate. To discuss those or other options, contact Leslie Kolterman, Chief Development Officer, at 508-444-1584 or lkolterman@woodwellclimate.org.