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Christ Clinic earns GuideStar’s highest seal

May 6, 2019

Christ Clinic on May 2 earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

By sharing metrics that highlight progress Christ Clinic is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

“We’re thrilled about our Platinum Seal of Transparency and the associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives on a larger scale,” said Beverly Allen, director of advancement. “By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to earn a Platinum Seal, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience, which includes donors, grantmakers, our peers, and the media.”

Christ Clinic, 25722 Kingsland Blvd, Suite 101, Katy, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable medical clinic offering health care and health-related services to those who are uninsured or underinsured primarily in Harris, Fort Bend and Waller counties.

The goal of Christ Clinic is to serve those who fall through the gaps in Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act without the use of state or federal funding. The clinic is supported by community partners, local churches, businesses, foundations and individuals.

The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share up-to-date information with the more than 10 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data.