Guidestarcollects information about every single IRS-registered non-profit organization. Reviewing transparency and awarding nonprofits with Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze participation levels.
The Dive Pirates Foundation earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.
By sharing metrics that highlight progress the Foundation is making towards its mission, the Dive Pirates, now in their 16th year of sharing the freedom of diving with people with physical disabilities, is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.
To reach the Platinum level, the Foundation added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, The Dive Pirates Foundation continues to demonstrate its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate the non-profit which continues to grow through a network of dive centers and training agencies who embrace the vision of welcoming divers with disabilities into the mainstream world of scuba diving.