Global Fund for Children achieves accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance

October 18, 2023 | GFC & Partner Updates

Highlighting Excellence in Leadership, Finances, and Mission-Driven Work

October 18, 2023 – WASHINGTON, DC – By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting, and fundraising appeals, Global Fund for Children (GFC) achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that GFC is deserving of donor trust as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.

“We are pleased that the BBB Wise Giving Alliance has recognized GFC as a responsible and effective organization,” said GFC President and CEO John Hecklinger. “We hope this accreditation helps supporters feel confident investing in the work we do with grassroots organizations around the world to help children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights.”

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA. Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dive deeper than other charity monitoring organizations. Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at

“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” said Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “By achieving accreditation, Global Fund for Children has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency, and achieving its mission.”



Bennett Weiner
BBB Wise Giving Alliance
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Blondie Ndebele
Global Fund for Children
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Global Fund for Children partners with local organizations around the world, helping them deepen their impact on the lives of children and youth and develop their capacity for social change. By pairing flexible funding with targeted capacity development services, we support community-led groups to shift social norms, policies, and practices to foster lasting change for children and youth. Since 1997, we have invested $56 million in more than 1,000 organizations worldwide.


BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at

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Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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