The Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America has awarded World ORT its Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. This is awarded to member organisations which have been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. Fewer than 2,000 of the 1 million charities operating in the United States have been awarded this Seal.
In addition, the Israeli authorities have officially designated World ORT a “public institution” meaning that, under section 46 of the Income Tax Ordinance, individual Israeli tax payers can credit 35 per cent of their donations to World ORT against income tax while local enterprises can credit 29 per cent. It is, in effect, a “hechsher”, a sign of our legitimacy after thorough checking by the tax authority.
In short, World ORT is a safe pair of hands for your money.