Raising the Standard of Care for Leaders

ECFA is excited to announce the new Leadership Standard.


For Financial Transparency.

For Ministry Integrity.

For Trust.

Upholding the highest standards of integrity and accountability in an increasingly watching world.
For Ministries

Enhancing trust with accountability.

Trust is difficult to gain and easy to lose. Diverse ministries and churches of all sizes and purposes experience a supportive, accountability relationship with ECFA coaches. Enhance trust with your donors through ECFA accreditation and innovative resources.

For Donors

Inspiring confidence in givers.

It’s important to trust that your gifts and donations are being stewarded well. The ECFA standards set a high bar for organizations, often far above the minimums required by law, making it easy to find a trusted ministry and connect your generosity to worthy, Christ-centered causes.


ECFA is a growing community of leading churches and ministries committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity. It takes intentional, hard work to maintain integrity and earn trust.

The Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™
Our standards for accountability are drawn from Scripture and are fundamental to operating with integrity.
The ECFA Seal
The seal is a "Symbol of Trust", showing donors, staff, and the world that your ministry is committed to operating above reproach.
Innovative Resources
ECFA regularly produces relevant content to equip and encourage our accredited members.
A Growing Community
A relationship is the foundation of strong accountability. Gain support from ECFA and its growing network of accredited members.

ECFA Member Impact

Displaying the ECFA Seal of Integrity.

Accredited Members
$38.2 Billion
Total Revenue
2.1 Billion
People Reached
14 Million+
Donors Supporting ECFA Members

About Us

The ECFA team is filled with professional Christ-followers passionate about enhancing trust in churches and ministries.

The ECFA seal assures donors that our records and procedures have been carefully scrutinized, and that we are being fully accountable for responsible stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.

Jentezen Franklin
Jentezen Franklin

Senior Pastor, Free Chapel – Gainesville, GA

Integrity, reliability, and fiscal trustworthiness. Every Christian leader I know would love to have their ministry assessed in such favorable light.

Joni Eareckson Tada
Joni Eareckson Tada

Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

ECFA membership allows churches and nonprofits to strengthen their witness!

Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham

President and CEO, Samaritan's Purse and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association