Friends of Karen is committed to the highest standard of public accountability and transparency. We are recognized for achieving this goal by two independent organizations that monitor U.S. charities:

Friends of Karen has achieved the Platinum Seal of Transparency Rating on Candid (formerly Guidestar), the world’s largest source of information on non-profit organizations. This rating puts Friends of Karen in the top 0.1% of charities nationally in terms of transparency. The Platinum Seal of Transparency indicates that Friends of Karen shares information with the public about our goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements and progress indicators that highlight the impact of our Family Support Program.

The Better Business Bureau includes Friends of Karen in their Charity Seal Program, affirming that we have met 20 rigorous standards for charity accountability, including program expenses, audit reporting, accurate expense reporting, truthful materials, website disclosures, donor privacy, etc.


GreatNonprofits is a 501 registered non-profit organization based in the United States with a website where donors, volunteers, and clients to review and share their personal experiences with charitable organizations, essentially providing crowdsourced information about the reputability of these organizations.

How we use our funds - FY '23