Promoting Excellence and Trust in the Nonprofit Sector

Accreditation and Recognition Pricing


Accreditation Application Fees. Application fees are paid with submission of your application and cover the application review. Upon accreditation, organizations are licensed to display the Seal of Excellence and are subject to a licensing fee. Members of Maryland Nonprofits, the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations should check with their respective organizations for custom fee structures. Members of the Standards for Excellence Institute and of other Replication Partners receive the member rate listed in the table below.

Organization Budget Member Nonmember
Less than $250,000 $300 $600
$250,000 – $500,000 $450 $900
$500,000 – $1,000,000 $750 $1500
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $1250 $2500
$5,000,000 – $10,000,000 $3000 $6000
$10,000,000 – 50,000,000 $6000 $12,000
$50,000,000 and higher $8000 $16,000

Accreditation Licensing Fees. Accredited organizations must pay an annual licensing as one of the requirements to maintain their accreditation. Organizations may apply for renewal three years after their initial accreditation, and thereafter every five years. Members of Maryland Nonprofits, the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations should check with their respective organizations for custom fee structures. Members of the Standards for Excellence Institute and of other Replication Partnersreceive the member rate listed in the table below.

Organization Budget Member Nonmember
Less than $250,000 $100 $200
$250,000 – $500,000 $200 $400
$500,000 – $1,000,000 $400 $800
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $600 $1200
$5,000,000 – $10,000,000 $1250 $2500
$10,000,000 – 50,000,000 $2250 $4500
$50,000,000 and higher $3800 $7600

Recognition Application Fees. Application fees are paid with submission of your application (Basics Tier and Basics Enhanced Tier) and cover the application review. Upon recognition, organizations are subject to a licensing fee. Members of Maryland Nonprofits, the Ohio Association nullof Nonprofit Organizations, and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations should check with their respective organizations for custom fee structures. Members of the Standards for Excellence Institute and of other Replication Partners receive the member rate listed in the table below.

Organization Budget Member Nonmember
Less than $250,000 $150 $300
$250,000 – $500,000 $225 $450
$500,000 – $1,000,000 $400 $800
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $650 $1300
$5,000,000 – $10,000,000 $1250 $2500
$10,000,000 – 50,000,000 $2000 $4000
$50,000,000 and higher $3500 $7000

Recognition Licensing Fees. Organizations will apply for renewal after every three years, or have the option to apply for the next tier (discounts may apply). Recognized organizations will pay a licensing fee during the years of the licensing period. Members of Maryland Nonprofits, the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations should check with their respective organizations for custom fee structures. Members of the Standards for Excellence Institute and of other Replication Partners receive the member rate listed in the table below.

Organization Budget Member Nonmember
Less than $250,000 $100 $200
$250,000 – $500,000 $125 $250
$500,000 – $1,000,000 $175 $350
$1,000,000 – $5,000,000 $275 $550
$5,000,000 – $10,000,000 $400 $800
$10,000,000 – 50,000,000 $700 $1400
$50,000,000 and higher $1000 $2000