AccreditationsLearn more about Americans Helping Americans’® accreditations and recognitions.


Charities under 5% overhead
COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC)The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign.

All CFC charities are reviewed annually for evidence that they are providing services on a national level, as well as public and financial accountability.

Image BETTER BUSINESS BUREAUThe Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance has noted Americans Helping Americans® efficiency and found that Americans Helping Americans® meets the “Standards for Charitable Accountability.”

Image SEAL OF EXCELLENCEAmericans Helping Americans® was awarded the Independent Charities of America’s Seal of Excellence after rigorous independent reviews certified that Americans Helping Americans® meets the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.

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.

Image INDEPENDENT CHARITIES OF AMERICAIndependent Charities of America (ICA) is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of America’s best charities.

Only charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability and program effectiveness can become a member of ICA. Americans Helping Americans® is recognized as a member of ICA.

Charities must prove that at least $0.75 of every dollar received goes to program services in order to be included in this campaign.