The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World earned a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid, a leading global source of information about nonprofit organizations. According to Candid, the seal recognizes the Foundation’s exceptional dedication to transparency, accountability, and effectiveness to achieve its mission to end smoking in this generation. The Foundation is among the top 0.1% of U.S.-based nonprofit organizations to achieve the Platinum Seal, setting an outstanding example of open and clear communication with the public. The Foundation’s goals, strategies, capabilities, achievements, and progress indicators are publicly available, reinforcing our commitment to transparency, which is one of our seven fundamental values. You can find the Foundation’s Candid profile here.
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