Founded in 1983, Bailey House is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity. Under the guidance of our distinguished board of directors, our dedicated, professional staff members work in concert to carry out our mission each and every day. Skilled in a variety of disciplines, Bailey House team members apply their unique talents and energy to empower people living with HIV/AIDS, their loved ones, and the communities and agencies that support them to achieve their fullest potential.
Bailey House has been a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity Seal Holder since 2007. Click here for our Better Business Bureau report. This coveted designation of “Accredited Charity” signifies that we fully meet all 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charity Accountability. The Standards for Charity Accountability were developed to assist donors in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. The standards seek to encourage fair and honest solicitation practices, to promote ethical conduct by charitable organizations and to advance support of philanthropy. Organizations like Bailey House that comply with these accountability standards have provided documentation that they meet basic standards:
- In how they govern their organization,
- In the ways they spend their money,
- In the truthfulness of their representations, and
- In their willingness to disclose basic information to the public.
The overarching principle of the Better Business Bureau Standards for Charity Accountability is full disclosure to donors and potential donors at the time of solicitation and thereafter. However, where indicated, the standards recommend ethical practices beyond the act of disclosure in order to ensure public confidence and encourage giving. As voluntary standards, they also go beyond the requirements of local, state and federal laws and regulations. For more information about the Standards for Charity Accountability, please visit the website of the Better Business Bureau.