Candid Platinum Transparency Seal

2024 Candid Seal

Clean Lakes Alliance is proud to announce we have reached the 2024 Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid (formerly known as GuideStar)! This is the eighth year in a row, we have reached this nonprofit rating level. The Candid seal is the highest possible rating and indicates that we exceed nonprofit industry standards. This exceptional designation sets us apart and demonstrates our trustworthiness to the public.

Clean Lakes Alliance’s 2024 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency

Candid is the world’s largest database of nonprofit organizations. It provides donors with the information necessary to make smart decisions. With this 2024 Platinum “Seal of Transparency,” you can feel confident your donation is going toward important lake initiatives.

Help protect and improve the lakes, rivers, and wetlands of the Yahara River Watershed through a 501(c)(3), tax-deductible donation.

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Beach with sand castles
Olbrich Park Beach on Lake Monona

Our vision

We envision a community renowned for is healthy lakes, lands, and waters. Healthy Lakes. Thriving Community.

Our mission

It is our mission to champion our lakes and watershed stewardship for the benefit of all.

Our values

We hold seven values to be integral to our future success. Clean Lakes Alliance commits to making these values guiding tenets and their underlying principles central to everything we do. By living each value as both individual team members and as an organization, we can cultivate the type of culture and relationship building that will help us thrive.

Optimism  Together, we can build a better future knowing cleaner lakes are possible.

Respect and Reverence for Water – Our waters are the heart and life of our community.

Focus – Directing our energy makes us effective.

Engagement – Our community thrives when everyone celebrates, connects with, and cares for our lakes, lands, and waters.

Inclusion – We are stronger and wiser when we embrace and value all voices and experiences.

Collaboration – Alliances and teamwork flourish when we intentionally build trust and respect.

Grounded in Science – Good information and objectivity lead to high-impact decisions.