Cross-Cultural Solutions is committed to using all volunteer and donor funds responsibly to meet our mission, vision, and values. Programs are supported by program fees and donations, both of which are tax-deductible for U.S. residents. Program fees are based on a worldwide average of our program expenses.


GuideStar Exchange Gold Logo CCS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1995 whose financial information is audited annually and publicly available. CCS is a BBB accredited charity, meeting all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. CCS is also listed as a charity on Guidestar, and maintains membership in the Guidestar Exchange, New York Nonprofit Coordinating Committee, and The New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau.

In 20 years, Cross-Cultural Solutions sent over 35,000 volunteers to 9 countries around the world. We're proud that these volunteers reported a satisfaction rating of 99.5% and that our partner organizations reported a satisfaction rating of over 99%.

Each year, CCS donates the equivalent of 1% of net revenue to make international volunteering possible for people who cannot afford the program fee. The Form 990 for 2012 is available for your review, and reflects ($1,011,958) net income for the year. Program expenses for Cross-Cultural Solutions in 2012 totaled $13,074,366 while our fundraising expenses were $1,020,583 and our administrative expenses were $982,608. Cross-Cultural Solutions ended 2012 with $628,758 in net assets.

The Cross-Cultural Solutions Board of Directors is made up of the following members:
- Kelvin Mow
- Craig Schiro
- Bela Singh
- Andrew Goldberg
- Steven Rosenthal

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