Penny Forward Earns Guidestar’s 2024 Silver Seal of Transparency, Affirming Commitment to Inclusivity and Accountability


In an exciting milestone for Penny Forward, we are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded Guidestar’s prestigious 2024 Silver Seal of Transparency., a renowned directory of nonprofit organizations, recognizes entities dedicated to transparency, diversity, equity, and inclusion while effectively utilizing donors’ contributions. This recognition is a testament to Penny Forward’s unwavering commitment to fostering a more inclusive and accessible community.

A Commitment to Transparency

From its very inception, Penny Forward has prioritized transparency as a cornerstone of its operations. The recent acknowledgment from Guidestar reaffirms our dedication to open communication about our initiatives, programs, and financial stewardship. Transparency is not just a buzzword for us; it’s a guiding principle that underscores our pledge to be accountable to our community.

Strategic Vision for 2024-2026

As we embark on our journey towards 2026, Penny Forward has laid out a robust strategic plan, and improving the reputation of our programs is a central focus. The Guidestar Silver Seal of Transparency serves as a significant milestone in this endeavor, providing external validation of our commitment to best practices in nonprofit governance.

Inclusion and Accessibility

Penny Forward believes in the mantra, “Nothing about us without us,” and this is more than just a catchphrase—it’s a core belief that shapes our approach. We recognize the importance of involving our community in decision-making processes, ensuring that their voices are heard and considered in every aspect of our work. Inclusivity is not just a goal for us; it’s a fundamental aspect of who we are.

The Road Ahead

Receiving Guidestar’s Silver Seal of Transparency is not the end of our journey; rather, it is a stepping stone towards greater achievements. Penny Forward remains committed to continuous improvement, staying true to our mission, and evolving to better serve our community. We understand that transparency is an ongoing commitment, and we pledge to uphold these values with integrity.


Penny Forward is honored to be recognized by Guidestar for our commitment to transparency, diversity, equity, and inclusion. This Silver Seal is not only a testament to our past efforts but also a roadmap for our future endeavors. As we move forward, we invite our community to join us on this journey, contributing their insights and feedback to help us create positive and lasting change. Together, we can build a stronger, more inclusive future for all.

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