September 8, 2014
HACU receives ICA Seal of Excellence
The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence has been awarded to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). The award is given to members of Independent Charities of America (ICA) and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness are being met. These standards include those required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world.
Of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal. Information about the ICA Seal of Excellence and ICRs membership is available on ICAs website.