Sarbanes-Oxley and the California Not-for-Profit Integrity Act of 2004 established a higher standard of accountability in the not-for-profit sectors. The by product has been that donors and grantors have increased their demand for financial accountability and disclosure. The emergence of Charity Navigator, and similar independent charity evaluators, has encouraged donors and grantors to become more educated about the charities that they “invest” in by providing peer to peer “grading” of the fiscal details contained in the charities financial reporting to the internal revenue service. CWA has been impacted by the complexity of the grants and the time to administer them has increased.
CWA has adopted policies and procedures to ensure very strong oversight of its activities and functions. CWA’s overarching financial principle is to provide full disclosure to current and prospective members, donors, and foundations at the time of solicitation and thereafter. Our standards require ethical practices beyond the act of disclosure to ensure public confidence and encourage giving: CWA must continue to present financial transparency and make every attempt to satisfy donors that our spending is in compliance with their desired intentions.
Download California Waterfowl's latest Consolidated Financial Statements and Independant Auditor's Report Annual Report and the 2016 990 forms using the links below. All forms are in Adobe PDF format unless otherwise stated.