Candid, a leading assessor of nonprofit organizations, recently announced that St. Joseph’s Indian School achieved the Platinum GuideStar Seal of Transparency for providing comprehensive information about the school’s programs, success measures and services. Platinum is the highest possible rating for a nonprofit organization. For the past three years, the organization earned the Silver GuideStar Seal of Transparency.
“It is a great honor to accept this Platinum level recognition from GuideStar,” said Kory Christianson, Executive Director of Development for St. Joseph’s Indian School. “Our staff works tirelessly to maintain a transparent and efficient organization while ensuring we are good stewards of donations we receive from likewise hardworking people. Together we serve our common goal: To educate Native American children and families for life — mind, body, heart and spirit.”
GuideStar introduced the Seal of Transparency in 2013 and merged with Candid in 2019. The organization collects, standardizes and makes data available about nonprofit organizations to promote transparency by making it easier to understand what nonprofits do. The organization provides access to timely, nonpartisan data and intelligence to support social sector stakeholders. Ratings such as these ensure donors are well-informed about the work, mission and operations of the nonprofits to whom they donate.
About 5% of the 1.7 million nonprofits registered by the IRS have a GuideStar Seal, and only 15% of those are Platinum.
Learn more about St. Joseph’s Indian School by visiting stjo.org.
10 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s Indian School Goes Platinum with Candid/GuideStar”
Congratulations!!! You all are the best, and I pray God continues to bless you abundantly!!
Thank you so much! Your kind words are appreciated!
This rating confirms what we have known a long time, that we can trust that our donations to St. Joseph’s are being used wisely and in the way that we expect them to be. Congratulations.
Thank you so much, Beverly! It’s truly an honor to receive this award and to give donors that validation.
Congratulations on receiving this honor! You all obviously work very hard at what you do for the children and the Lakota Nation as a whole. Thank you!
Thank you!! So many generous people make it possible to do this great work.
Long time supporter and interested in st.Joseph’s,,, Blessings to you all,,,,,
Thank you so much! Blessings to you, as well.
Congratulations to all the staff on an incredible job well done as you have received the Platinum level recognition from GuideStar! You are true servants to the Native American youth, especially to the Lakota (Sioux) children.
That’s so kind of you to say. We’re very blessed to do this great work from the blessings of others. Thank you!