Committed to Accountability & Transparency
Families Forward is consistently ranked as one of the best run charities in Orange County. Families Forward participates with Charity Navigator, Candid’s GuideStar, and OC Nonprofit Central, operated by the Orange County Community Foundation, to ensure supporters have easy access to information about our organization.
We are proud to share, for the 13th consecutive year, we have earned Charity Navigator’s top 4-Star rating, placing our agency among the top 2% of rated charities nationwide. Additionally, in 2023, GuideStar awarded Families Forward the Platinum Seal of Transparency. Due to Families Forward’s exemplary management of resources, an extensive volunteer corps, and thousands of in-kind donations, 90% of financial contributions directly fund programs and services for our clients.
2021-2022 Audited Financials at a Glance
Families Forward understands the importance of having a diverse funding base. The strength of our budget comes from a balanced approach of government, corporate, foundation, and individual contributions to implement our programs and services.
For every $1.00 donated to Families Forward, $0.90 directly funds programs and services to client families. This is a direct result of Families Forward’s careful management of resources, an extensive volunteer corps and thousands of food and product donations.
Families Forward’s latest Audit of Financial Statements (2021-2022) is also available. This audit includes information about our internal accounting and financial reporting processes and controls.
The Form 990 is a yearly report which all nonprofit organizations are required to file with the IRS. Families Forward’s most recent filing is the 2021-2022 Form 990.
Families Forward’s Annual Report provides a yearly overview of our programs and services and our impact on homeless and disadvantaged families in Orange County. View the 2022 Donor Impact Report Online