CHARITY INFORMATION SERVICE
The Better Business Bureau launched its local charity review program in September 2002 in response to a need for the public to have reliable information when making a decision to donate to a charity.
The program, called the Charity Information Service (CIS), evaluates organizations according to the Council of BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance 20 Standards for Charity Accountability, and produces reports on local organizations that solicit funds.
These organizations have been the subject of inquiries received by BBB and are considered public charities with 501(c) 3 status with the Internal Revenue Service.
In certain instances, CIS will investigate and provide reports on organizations that solicit under the guise of a charity, or professional fund-raising entities that solicit on behalf of others.
Inclusion on or omission from these lists should not be interpreted as either approval or disapproval. For updated information or a copy of the report, you can log onto stlouisbbb.org
and click on “Check Out a Business or Charity”.
View the most recent St. Louis BBB Wise Giving Guide