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Glossary

Audited Financials Made Public:

We check the charity's website to see if it has published its audited financial statements for the fiscal year represented by the most recently filed IRS Form 990. It is important for donors to have easy access to this financial report  to help determine if the organization is managing its financial resources well. We are currently rating charities on whether or not they publish their audit on their website. 

If a charity does not publish its latest Audited Financial Statements on its website, then we deduct 4 points from its Accountability and Transparency score.