Naval War College Foundation achieves platinum transparency seal

Jul 11, 2022

New credential honors commitment to key strategy for maintaining trust

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Naval War College Foundation (NWCF) has earned the highest level of certification for sharing information on its progress and results in advancing its mission of supporting programs offered by the U.S. Naval War College (USNWC).

Candid, the parent company of GuideStar, awarded the NWCF the Platinum Seal of Transparency Rating for 2022. Transparency is considered essential to a nonprofit organization’s efforts to build and maintain trust with donors and the general public. Researchers have linked earning a Seal of Transparency to a 53% increase in contributions for nonprofits.

The Platinum Seal of Transparency recognizes efforts to provide clear information to donors and the general public.

The Platinum Seal of Transparency icon appears on the NWCF page on GuideStar, the philanthropic research database of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations.

“The Platinum Seal of Transparency shows our donors that we are accountable, but it’s so much more than that,” said NWCF CEO George E. Lang, Jr., a retired U.S. Navy captain.

“We believe firmly in giving a full picture. By providing clear information with the public about our work, the Foundation can make a difference in preparing military and civilian leaders to face the strategic challenges to our national security in the future.”

The NWCF raised $3.9 million in 2021 and distributed nearly $1.9 million to the USNWC to enhance programs focused on the study of war, irregular warfare, cybersecurity and the prevention of conflict. Find in-depth financial information about the NWCF at its GuideStar profile.


About the Naval War College Foundation:

Founded in 1969, the Naval War College Foundation provides critical funding to the U.S. Naval War College to enrich and enhance the educational programs and initiatives offered to military and civilian leaders enrolled as students. The foundation invests in the College to develop leaders who are capable of navigating conflict and negotiating for peace. As a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity, the foundation is not a part of the Department of Defense nor any of its components, and it has no governmental status.


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