Bethesda Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

Bethesda Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

Bethesda Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

Watertown, Wis. – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) recently announced the accreditation of Bethesda. The accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

Bethesda joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 27 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 enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.

“Integrity and faith guide us as we support people on their journey to live the best life possible,” said Bethesda President and CEO Mike Thirtle. “Earning accreditation through ECFA is affirmation that we are successfully holding ourselves to the highest standards and doing right by our generous donors.”

Founded in 1904, Bethesda ( is a leading provider of person-centered and community-based services that enhance the lives of people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the United States.

To learn more about Bethesda and their stewardship opportunities, visit ServantMatch®, ECFA’s program that matches God’s servants with the stewardship options of ECFA members based on ministry sectors and categories. It is ECFA’s newest online feature that allows you to quickly and easily find giving opportunities.

About ECFA
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.

About Bethesda
Headquartered in Watertown, Wis., Bethesda is a national Christian organization, providing homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1904. Bethesda strives to become a central point of connection that unites people who have disabilities with communities and provides essential resources to help them live their lives to the fullest through more than 300 programs across the country. For more information, go to, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.