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Caring Clowns International receives Silver rating from GuideStar


Caring Clowns International receives Silver rating from GuideStar

(Poulsbo, Washington) – Caring Clowns International, a 501c (3) charitable organization, today received a Silver rating from GuideStar, an online organization which gathers and disseminates information about every IRS-registered nonprofit organization. The GuideStar rating provides information about Caring Clowns International’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.

“We are delighted to have achieved a Silver rating,” said Jed “Duffy” Selter, President of the Board and Acting Executive Director of Caring Clowns International. “As an all-volunteer nonprofit, we keep our overhead costs to about 10% whereas most U.S. nonprofits average 30-35% overhead cost,” he said.

In addition to providing a rating to Caring Clowns International, the other benefit of the Silver rating is that it allows individuals who visit the GuideStar website to automatically make a donation to Caring Clowns International whose mission is to help fund humanitarian projects through other well-established nonprofit organizations and clown to help awaken the human spirit.

The next highest level of rating on GuideStar is a Gold Rating. The Board of Directors of Caring Clowns International is working to provide additional documentation to receive a Gold rating level.

Caring Clowns International (www.caringclownsinternational.org) is an all-volunteer, IRS tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization comprised of clowns across the U.S. and several other countries. These clowns donate their time at over 80 events internationally and across the U.S. including orphanages, children’s and other hospitals, events for homeless children and adults, residences for abused women and children, schools for the disabled, retirement centers, VA hospitals, events for kids with down syndrome and disabilities, and children whose parents are in prisons and correctional facilities, community events and private parties.


Caring Clowns International members have clowned and supported nonprofits operating in Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, England, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, Russia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Uganda, the Ukraine, Vietnam, and throughout the United States. Thousands of children and adults have received red clown noses, balloon sculptures, toys and stuffed animals.

The organization’s goal is to raise and responsibly donate $5,000,000 to help needy children in the world. To date, Caring Clowns International has donated over $302,000 in funds and equipment supporting many nonprofits in the U.S. and developing countries.

Caring Clowns International is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

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Caring Clowns International is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization