The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced Aug. 24 the accreditation of East Alabama Area Youth For Christ of Auburn, Alabama.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

East Alabama Area Youth For Christ 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 reach young people everywhere with the hope of Christ,” said Michael Martin, president of ECFA.

Founded in 1982, East Alabama Area Youth For Christ ( works with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

To learn more about East Alabama Area Youth For Christ and its stewardship opportunities, visit GiverConnect, ECFA’s newest online program, that connects givers’ 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.