Hadassah Wins Gold Seal of Transparency from Candid

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Helen Chernikoff

NEW YORK, NY—Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that, for the second time in a row, it has earned Candid's Gold Seal of Transparency. The designation marks Hadassah as one of the country’s leading nonprofit organizations in terms of transparency, accountability and inclusion. Candid, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations, has awarded the Gold Seal to less than five percent of the 1.8 million nonprofits listed on its website.

Candid, which was formed when GuideStar and the Foundation Center merged in 2019, reserves the Gold Seal designation for organizations willing to share detailed data about their financial health, demographics, programs and mission.

Hadassah is a 112-year-old charitable organization and the largest Jewish women’s organization in the country, with almost 300,000 members, donors and supporters. It is also the founder and owner of the nonprofit Hadassah Medical Organization, a major Israeli hospital system comprising two teaching hospitals and many other facilities.

“We are delighted by the rating,” said Carol Ann Schwartz, Hadassah National President. “It assures donors that Hadassah is a trustworthy steward of their contributions and that every gift goes toward realizing our mission – to empower women, fight antisemitism and advocate for a continued strong US-Israel relationship, and to provide the best medical care possible, through the Hadassah Medical Organization, our nonprofit hospital system in Jerusalem.”

She continued, “In addition, Candid’s Gold Seal rating tells our stakeholders that Hadassah is committed to maintaining an equitable and diverse work environment in which every employee feels valued and respected.”


For more than a century, the Hadassah Medical Organization, the Jerusalem-based hospital system founded and owned by Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, has set the standard for excellence in medical treatment and research in Israel. The experience and ingenuity of Hadassah’s doctors and scientists have yielded ideas with vast potential in all areas of medicine, including therapeutics, diagnostic medical devices and digital health.

About Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America:

Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is the largest Jewish women’s organization in the United States. With nearly 300,000 members, donors and supporters, Hadassah brings women together to effect change on such critical issues as ensuring Israel’s security, combating antisemitism and promoting women’s health care. Through its Jerusalem-based hospital system, the Hadassah Medical Organization, Hadassah helps support exemplary care for more than 1 million people every year as well as world-renowned medical research. Hadassah’s hospitals serve without regard to race, religion or nationality and in 2005 earned a Nobel Peace Prize nomination for building bridges to peace through medicine. Hadassah also supports two youth villages that set at-risk youth in Israel on the path to a successful future. Visit www.hadassah.org or follow Hadassah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Threads and X.