D.E.L.T.A. Rescue is proud to announce that it has been rated as a “Top Ranked Charity” with an A- grade, by the national watchdog Charity Watch, (formerly known as American Institute of Philanthropy).
CharityWatch is America’s most independent and assertive charity watchdog. Rather than merely repeat charities’ self-reported finances using simplistic or automated formulas, it delves deep to find the real story of how efficiently charities use your donations to fund the programs you want to support. Founded in 1992 as the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), CharityWatch continues to expose nonprofit abuses and advocate for your interests as a donor. You can check this at charitywatch.org.
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue has also received the coveted Independent Charities of America Seal of Excellence.
The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.
These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world.
Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.
The purpose of the ICA “Best In America” Seal of Approval is to help potential contributors easily identify your organization as one of the top charities in the country – one that meets the high standards of Independent Charities of America (ICA) and Local Independent Charities of America (LICA).
While there are other non-profit watchdog groups, D.E.L.T.A. Rescue cautions all donors to be careful how they interpret their rating systems. Some are known to favor groups that pay membership fees and others are known to favor groups that have large financial clout but have high percentages of contributions dedicated to administration and fundraising and little hands on program services.
D.E.L.T.A. Rescue prides itself in its low percentage of administrative/ fundraising costs compared to contributions used for program services; and it prides itself on being in full compliance with all local, state and federal operational and fundraising requirements.