America's Best Local Charities

aka ABLC   |   San Rafael, CA   |  www.bestlocalcharities.org

Mission

America's Best Local Charities is an IRS-recognized tax-exempt federated group representing charities that specialize in areas such as feeding the hungry, sheltering homeless, protecting children, healing the sick, and defending animals. It's mission is to organize and prepare its member charities for effective participation in employee charitable fund drives, to certify them & assure they meet eligibility criteria, to help educate contributors about their work, and to provide for the secure, accurate, and timely transmission of contributions from the fund drives to the recipient charities. And all the above cost-effectively. Originally established to help charities participate more effectively in the U.S. Government's annual employee fund drive, the Combined Federal Campaign.

Ruling year info

1987

President

Mr. Paul Kraintz

Main address

100 Smith Ranch Road Suite 122

San Rafael, CA 94903-1979 USA

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EIN

94-3042430

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Our programs

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America's Best Local Charities

To accomplish its mission, America's Best Local Charities provides the following programs and services to its members and to the giving public: * Fund drive application assistance. * Review and certification of charitable agency eligibility documentation. * Representation of the members before fund drive organizing and/or regulatory authorities. * Disseminating information about the work of the charities to the workplace giving public. * Organizing member participation in fund drive promotional and educational events. * Forwarding contributor name and address information, and accounting for and transmitting gift funds, with annual audit.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The primary purpose of Local Independent Charities of America is to organize and prepare it's member charities for effective participation in at-work employee charitable fund drives, to screen and certify these charities to assure they meet the eligibility criteria to participate in these fund drives, to help educate contributors about the work of these organizations, and to provide for the secure, accurate and timely transfer of contributions from fund drives to the recipient charities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Our results

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Number of organizational partners

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Screening and certification in workplace campaigns

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The primary purpose of America's Best Local Charities is to screen and certify charities that meet standards for inclusion in corporate and government workplace charitable fund drives.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Screening and certification in workplace campaigns

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The primary purpose of America's Best Local Charities is to screen and certify charities that meet standards for inclusion in corporate and government workplace charitable fund drives.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

America's Best Local Charities is a federation of more than 700 local nonprofit charitable organizations that are helping children, the poor, the ill and disabled, the elderly and many others in need in local communities.
ABLC's mission is to organize and prepare our member charities for effective participation in at-work employee charitable fund drives, to screen and certify these charities to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria to participate in these fund drives, and to provide for the secure, accurate, and timely transmission of contributions from the fund drives to the recipient charities. And to do all the above as cost-effectively as possible consistent with delivering quality service.

America's Best Local Charities is proud to partner with a wide range of nonprofits that reflect the values of donors to fulfill our mission making our communities better places to live by protecting and educating children, feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, strengthening families, rescuing unwanted animals and more.

There are many fundraising venues available to donors as they seek established and responsible nonprofit organizations to support. America's Best Local Charities educates contributors about the work we and our partners do to help children, families, the poor, the ill and disabled and the elderly.

Beyond traditional workplace giving, America's Best Local Charities assists generous donors in giving to the causes that mean the most to them by offering more effective ways to give online, provide recurring sustaining support, employer matching and legacy giving opportunities, and mobile device giving capabilities, through corporate, government and municipal fund drives.

America's Best Local Charities is supported by the most experienced and respected professionals in the nonprofit world. As a national organization, we offer integrated support to partners throughout the United States as well as to those organizations that are community based.

Partner charities are thoroughly screened to guarantee that they provide exceptional Program Service and fiscal responsibility. Donors can be confident that their generosity is funding the most trusted animal charities assuring the greatest impact. These standards of review meet and exceed the guidelines of Charity Navigator, Guidestar and the Combined Federal Campaign.

America's Best Local Charities continues to connect generous donors with exceptional nonprofits through direct donations as well as corporate and workplace fundraising opportunities.

Since 1997, America's Best Local Charities has raised over $185 million dollars. We are a critical source of revenue for over 150 national and local partners. Through workplace giving, every year our organization connects millions of employees with local charities. As the working environment continues to change, so have we continued to identify and develop giving strategies responsive to the remote workplaces, shared jobs and distributed locations of our generous donors.

Financials

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America's Best Local Charities

Board of directors
as of 05/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Paul Kraintz

Dianne Ayon

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Paul Kraintz

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Katie Pierce

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Geraldine Mages

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/25/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

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