The Methodist Home recognizes the responsibility we bear for our use of donor funds. We strive to meet the highest ethical standards in our fiduciary duties. We do this not only because we want to meet all applicable government regulations, or because we want to match the highest business expectations, but because our desire is to honor God in everything we do.
- All funds are handled according to strict policies, approved by an outside auditor.
- All funds are allocated according to the donor’s intent, and used only for the purposes specified by the donor.
- Income and expenses are strictly separated. Persons handling income cannot handle expenses, and vice-versa.
- Our books are audited every year by an independent, outside firm of auditors. We use the firm of Howard Moore & McDuffie in Macon and our Vice President of Finance is a CPA in good standing.
- All donations are promptly receipted back to the donor to provide them with a record of their gift.
- Policies are in place regarding self-dealing, valuation of goods, receipt of in-kind donations, conflicts of interest and similar matters. These policies provide guidance to ensure we conduct ourselves in the most ethical manner.
- To help assure oversight, we report each year to state licensing authorities and to The South Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.
- We are accredited by COA (Council on Accreditation) and EAGLE (the United Methodist accreditation for health and welfare agencies). Each holds us to the highest standards of fiscal accountability.
- We are listed on GuideStar and are proud to have received the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. Our GuideStar profile can be found here.
- The Methodist Home meets the standards set out by the Association for Fundraising Professionals for “Accountable Non Profit Organizations.” We abide by the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.
- Copies of our audit and Federal Form 990 are available upon request.