These listings and certifications verify that SOAR! is a trustworthy organization with appropriate audit and annual report documentation filed. Below is our current list of certifying organizations.
The Official Catholic Directory
The Official Catholic Directory is the most authoritative resource for the Catholic Church in the United States today. Each annual edition provides clergy, religious, and lay members with the most up-to-date personnel changes, new appointments and assignments, and contact information. The Official Catholic Directory contains listings for religious orders of men and women, and related organizations such as SOAR!.
SOAR! has a four-star rating on Charity Navigator, the highest possible. With more than 200,000 charities rated, Charity Navigator's comprehensive ratings shine a light on the cost-effectiveness and overall health of a charity’s programs, including measures of stability, efficiency, and sustainability. The metrics inform donors of not just where their dollars are going but what their dollars are doing.
Platinum Transparency 2024 – Candid
SOAR! has received the Platinum Transparency Seal from Candid. The GuideStar database (now part of the new nonprofit organization called Candid) features the most up-to-date information on more than 2.7 million nonprofits. Its mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. They provide as much information as possible about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and more.
America's Best Charities
The America’s Best Charities Seal of Excellence is awarded to charitable organizations that meet the highest standards of public accountability, program efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Applicant charities must provide evidence of their program activities and demonstrate the benefit of their services. They must submit for review their most recent IRS tax returns with all schedules.
Excellence in Giving
Excellence in Giving recognizes Transparency when charities share more data about governance, finances, strategy, and impact than the IRS requires. Each recognized charity has submitted 175 data points about operations and performance for donors to review before making an informed giving decision. View SOAR! profile.
The transactional areas of the website of SOAR!, and the website's overall security health, is certified by SecurityMetrics. SecurityMetrics is a leading provider and innovator in data security and compliance for organizations worldwide. Their mission is to help organizations comply with financial, government, and healthcare mandates through innovative security tools, caring customer support, and qualified expertise.
Our website hosting and support provider, Perisphere Media, works closely with us and SecurityMetrics to ensure that the SOAR! website remains secure and up-to-date.