Upstream Arts recently went through a review with the Charities Review Council, and we are pleased to announce that we meet all twenty-seven of the Council’s Accountability Standards – which means we have been awarded the official “Meets Standards” seal!

The Charity Review Council reviews nonprofit organizations in four areas: Public Disclosure, Governance, Financial Activity, and Fundraising. The review works to ensure that an organization’s operations, structure, and policies meet widely accepted standards for accountability and transparency. The awarded “Meets Standards” seal is evidence of our commitment to accountable and ethical practices. Upstream Arts is now listed as a reviewed organization on the Council’s Smart Givers Network and the Smart Giver newsletter distributed to households, businesses and nonprofits.

You can learn more about the Accountability Standards and the Charity Review Council at

You can view view our profile on the Charity Review Council’s website at

Enormous thanks to the Charity Review Council for the opportunity to go through this process! We’re so happy to be able to offer our community this important avenue of accountability.