In 2015, One with the Water® received the GuideStar Exchange Platinum participation level, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability. This level is the highest level of recognition offered by Guidestar and demonstrates One with the Water®’s deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
The GuideStar Exchange is an initiative designed to connect nonprofits with current and potential supporters. With millions of people coming to GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations, the GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with GuideStar’s many audiences. Becoming a GuideStar Exchange participant is free of charge. To join, organizations need to update their report pages, completing all required fields for participation. The GuideStar Exchange level logos, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all Exchange participants’ nonprofit reports.
In order to be awarded the GuideStar Platinum logo, One with the Water® was required to disclose 100% of our financial data as well as information regarding our success and metrics. The public is able to research our nonprofit report page on GuideStar for the Platinum level of participation.
“We have worked hard to showcase our progress toward our mission, and our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, to our constituents,” said Kenneth Rippetoe, Founder and Executive Director.
As a GuideStar Exchange participant, we use their platform to share a wealth of up-to-date information about our work to our supporters and GuideStar’s immense online audience of nonprofits, grant makers, individual donors, and the media.
As a non-profit, grants and donations to One with the Water® pay exclusively for pool space, insurance, and swim lessons for children, Veterans and families with limited financial means. Since its founding, One with the Water® annually distributes $50,000 in scholarships to needy students and creates miracle in the lives of over 1500 children. One with the Water® is proud to offer special needs swim classes for persons with disabilities, or mental or physical challenges. Swimming lessons are available year-round with swim classes designed to help swimmers learn and improve skills, maintain physical fitness, and achieve success.
Partner with us today to teach economically disadvantaged children, special needs children, and Service-Disabled Veterans to become One with the Water! Be a hero today, and when you donate now, you can help reduce the risk of drowning for children by up to 88%! Be a hero and help us save the life of a child.