CADA Awarded GuideStar® Top Seal of Transparency and Receives Highest Score from Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System™

CADA Awarded GuideStar® Top Seal of Transparency and     Receives Highest Score from Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System™
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Source: CADA

The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the highest recognition available from two of the largest and most reputable nonprofit information sources in the country.

CADA received a Platinum 2020 Seal of Transparency – the highest designation – from GuideStar®, the largest source of nonprofit data in the country. Platinum status is awarded based on transparency of mission statement, leadership, capabilities and programs, financial soundness, goals, impacts, and effectiveness. GuideStar® is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1994 that released the first searchable electronic database of nonprofits in 1996. Its mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and philanthropic practices through information. Visit for more information.

CADA also earned 100 out of 100 possible points from Charity Navigator’s new Encompass Rating System™ which evaluates a nonprofit’s financial and accountability practices. Organizations earning 75 points or more are designated as “Give with Confidence” nonprofits. Charity Navigator is the largest independent evaluator and rater of nonprofits in the country. A 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 2001, its mission is to make impactful philanthropy easier for all. Visit for more information.

“We are proud to join a very select group of Santa Barbara nonprofits to have received the highest status from these well-respected organizations,” said Dr. Scott Whiteley, Executive Director of CADA. “All CADA stakeholders – clients, staff, donors and our community – benefit by our demonstrated commitment to operate with full transparency. That practice is foundational to our culture, and it confirms for our clients that we will deliver on our promise to their care. The extensive information provided to achieve these designations allows current and prospective donors to make informed decisions and give with confidence, and it further confirms CADA’s standing among our community’s strongest, most effective nonprofit organizations.”

About the Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (CADA)
For over 70 years, CADA has delivered a broad range of effective programs and services focused on preventing and treating the disease of alcohol and drug addiction affecting youth, adults, and families in Santa Barbara County. CADA works in close partnership with local schools, law enforcement, health care organizations, businesses, other nonprofits, and the media to provide and promote substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. CADA services are available to anyone impacted by alcohol, drugs, or mental health concerns, without regard to gender, gender preference, age, race, ethnicity, or national origin.

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