Open Hands Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization


Open Hands Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

WEST MILTON, PA – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Open Hands of West Milton, PA.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.
Open Hands joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 14.6 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal.  When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

“We are pleased to accredit a ministry committed to develop community and reduce poverty through Christ-centered savings groups and training programs,” said Michael Martin, president of ECFA.

Founded in 2009, Open Hands’ ( vision is to see the financially vulnerable stabilized, growing, and standing together in Christian community.

To learn more about Open Hands and their stewardship opportunities, visit GiverConnect, ECFA’s newest online program, that connects giver’s hearts with trusted members.  

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance.  For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit or call 1-800-323-9473.