Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Earns Platinum Seal of Transparency

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For the third consecutive year, the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center in Hyannis has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Less than 1 percent of all nonprofits nationally hold a Platinum rating.

The Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition offered by the combined GuideStar and Foundation Center (known in the industry as CANDID). CIVOC achieved this designation by publicly sharing detailed metrics about funding received as well as the progress CIVOC is making toward its mission of serving the needs of military veterans and their families across Cape Cod and the Islands.

“Simply put, receiving this important designation means that we are recognized as, and remain, a professional, donor-centric organization,” said Jim Seymour, Executive Director. “Perhaps most critically, our donors and our grantors can continue to feel confident that CIVOC is completely transparent across the board to both.”

CIVOC is a tax-deductible, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and was founded in 1983 by a group of Vietnam veterans who did not find the services and programs they needed to successfully transition back to their communities anywhere in our region. The organization offers multiple comprehensive support services that empower veterans to achieve independence with dignity and respect, including 13 monthly food pantries across Cape Cod and on Martha’s Vineyard, a new Food Distribution Center, transportation service for veterans, professional counseling, and transitional housing.

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