Brooke USA Foundation Receives Candid’s 2023 Gold Seal of Transparency

Brooke USA Foundation (Brooke USA) announced that it has received Candid’s coveted Gold Seal of Transparency, previously recognized as GuideStar’s Gold Seal of Transparency. Candid is the world’s largest source of nonprofit data, and this designation demonstrates that Brooke USA is an organization focused on measuring organizational progress and results to provide current and potential funders accurate and detailed information. The designation is only awarded to charities illustrating the highest level of responsible fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“It is with great pride that we accept Candid’s Gold Seal for the third consecutive year,” said Brooke USA Chairman Dr. Jim Hamilton. “Our Board of Directors and staff work tirelessly to maintain a transparent and efficient organization while ensuring the highest possible portion of Brooke USA’s budget is directed to funding vital work that alleviates the suffering of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve across the globe.”

Brooke USA mainly supports the work of Brooke: Action for Working Horses & Donkeys, the world’s largest international equine welfare charity which has been in existence for more than 80 years.  Brooke’s goal is to reach the largest number of animals in the world’s poorest countries, benefitting the people who depend on them.

Brooke USA also provides its support to other organizations providing services in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Americas, and the Caribbean. Most recently, Brooke USA provided emergency relief to horses and riders in the Ukraine and working equines and their families affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan. Brooke USA has partnered with the Horses & Humans Research Foundation to learn more about the horse culture and attitudes toward equines among Native American communities.

Brooke USA supports programming that raises the visibility of working equines as valued contributors to the world economy, emphasizing their critical role in agriculture and livelihoods. Brooke USA understands that the livelihoods and wellbeing of an estimated 600 million people, mainly from rural communities, depend on 100 million working horses, donkeys, and mules.

Brooke USA CEO Emily Dulin added, “Candid’s Gold designation reflects Brooke USA’s success in attaining full financial transparency. This seal is crucial for financially trustworthy and responsible nonprofits. This designation enhances our ability to fund new and ongoing projects. This seal of approval reconfirms that Brooke USA is worthy of its donors’ confidence and generosity”.

About Brooke USA Foundation (Brooke USA): The mission of Brooke USA is to significantly improve the health, welfare, and productivity of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people who depend on them for survival worldwide. We are committed to sustainable economic development by reducing poverty, increasing food security, ensuring access to water, providing a means to education, and raising basic standards of living through improved equine health and welfare. We accomplish this by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need.

Brooke USA strives to alleviate the suffering and vulnerability of developing communities by funding and implementing programs that improve the quality of life and health of working equines and thereby positively impacting their economic sustainability, protecting the planet, ensuring gender equality, and guaranteeing life on land resilience. We want to see healthy, happy people and equines that work in partnership to achieve sustainable local economies.

For more information, contact:
Emily Dulin

Kendall Bierer