SAN CARLOS, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress ALCF is making toward its mission, GuideStar helps donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation and collects, organizes, and presents information about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency and governance.
"We believe our donors should know that the funding they give to ALCF directly benefits patients and families impacted by lung cancer," said ALCF Executive Director David LeDuc. "We are proud that 88 cents out of every dollar donated goes to patient services and research to help us achieve our goal to turn the world's deadliest cancer into a chronically managed disease by the year 2023."
To achieve the platinum level, ALCF added extensive information on the GuideStar Nonprofit Profile including financial information, quantitative evidence about goals and strategies and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, ALCF demonstrates its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate success.
Of the more than 340,000 nonprofits in GuideStar's database that provide industry data to compete for this achievement, less than one percent receives GuideStar's platinum ranking. In addition to the GuideStar recognition, ALCF has also earned the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for its commitment to accountability and transparency.
Donors, partners and supporters can visit the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation's GuideStar Profile to learn more. The profile includes ALCF's mission, goals, programs, costs, top accomplishments, reviews and the number of people that the organization helps.
About the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is one of the largest international philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating lung cancer through research, early detection, education and treatment. The Foundation's goal is to work with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, patients, survivors and their families to identify solutions, make timely and meaningful change and turn lung cancer into a chronically managed disease by 2023. The ALCF was established on March 1, 2006, as a 501c(3) non-profit organization and has raised more than $30 million for lung cancer research and related programs. For more information about the ALCF please visit www.lungcancerfoundation.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
About GuideStar NonProfit Profiles
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