Financial accountability


These programs are included in Program Grants and Funding Services: Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, Program Grants, Awareness Programs, National Adoption Day, National Adoption Awareness Month, Adoption-Friendly Workplace and Post Adoption.

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BBB Wise Giving Alliance

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance is a national charity watchdog affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. The Alliance completes comprehensive, in-depth evaluations of a charity’s governance, fundraising practices, solicitations and informational materials, as well as how it spends its money. As a BBB Accredited Charity, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption meets the Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability.

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Charity Navigator

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has earned a 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that an organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only one quarter of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received the 4-Star rating, indicating that the Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.

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Standards for Excellence

The Dave Thomas Foundation is Standards for Excellence for adoption certified. The Standards for Excellence®: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector sets a high benchmark that exceeds the minimum legal requirements by establishing a new standard to quantify how well managed and responsibly governed nonprofits should operate.

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SSL Technology

The security of your personal information is very important to us. We are committed to protecting the information we collect. Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption uses online safeguards and has security measures in place at its physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you. To protect the security of your credit card information, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. This internet encryption protocol scrambles data as it travels from your computer to our server.

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