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Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation
BBB Educational Foundation, Inc. (BBBEF) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to enhance consumer confidence through education and information. BBBEF is funded through donations and receives no state or federal money. All proceeds are tax deductible as a charitable contribution to BBB Educational Foundation. Our federal ID number is 52-1276325.

BBBEF programs include:


BBB representatives are available to educate members of organizations (i.e. Rotaries, senior centers, schools, churches, etc.) on common scams, helpful tips to become a savvy consumer, ways to find a reputable company, and more!
Contact us to speak with your group!

Military Line

We provide free training, education and information to the U.S. Military through BBB Military Line under an MOU with the Department of Defense.
 With several installations including Aberdeen Proving Ground, Ft. Detrick, Ft. George G. Meade and the U.S. Naval Academy all within our service area, the need for our training and information is critical, so that these troops can focus on their mission.  

Wounded Warrior Charity Golf

To support our injured service members, BBB will host its first annual golf tournament on May 4, 2012 at Aberdeen Proving Ground. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Charity Review

Many people have reported trouble finding information to help them evaluate a charity. In addition to financial activity, BBB Educational Foundation bases charity evaluations on board oversight, honesty and integrity in donor solicitations and a commitment to privacy.

Free Community Shredding & ID Theft Prevention

In effort to help Marylanders take a stand against identity theft, BBB hosts a free community shredding event each year. Fight ID Theft with BBB on April 21,2012 at The Avenue in White Marsh and hhgregg on Arundel Mills Blvd.

BBB Educational Foundation 2011 Annual Report
2011 Form 990 

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2012 BBBEF Corporate Sponsors