For 15 years ChildsLife carried the CBF accreditation. When establishing ChildsLife it was important at that time and fitting with a growing and maturing organisation. But over the years, the cost of membership and sustaining CBF involvement was no longer considered responsible expenditure for an organization of ChildsLife’s size. ChildsLife believes the funds are better spent on beneficiaries of ChildsLife projects instead.
Therefore, after careful consideration and consultation with all stakeholders, ChildsLife Boards of Directors and Trustees chose not to renew the CBF membership for 2017. The method in which ChildsLife works will not change. ChildsLife will also retain the ANBI accreditation (and 501C3 status in the US) and all financial accounts will continue to be controlled by registered accountants Baker Tilly Berk on an annual basis.