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  • Donny Thompson, M.S., NPA

"JOI" Achieves 2024 Platinum Shield Rating from GuideStar/Candid

Updated: Mar 29

Did you know that out of 1.7 million nonprofits registered with the IRS only about 78,000 have shield ratings from GuideStar? There are four levels of grading for transparency and other metrics which make up the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Shields.

Jazz Outreach Initiative is proud to be awarded the Platinum Shield rating for the fourth consecutive year! This achievement is obtained by fewer than 0.70% of all nonprofits in the US and is a testament to the quality of the work we do, the ethics we adhere to, and the strength of our Board of Directors. Donors and grant organizations look to these important measurements and tend to support these nonprofits with larger gifts over others who have not been rated as highly.

We hope you will consider ratings such as this when you budget your annual or monthly gift this fiscal year. And we thank you if you're currently investing in our nearly dozen programs meeting our mission to "Connect the language of music to the language of life through education, outreach, and performances."

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