BBB® Charitable & Educational Fund, Inc.


What is the BBB Education Foundation?

In January 2012 the Better Business Bureau of Canton Regional/Greater West Virginia formed an education foundation, the BBB® Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. (CEF). CEF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that supports the BBB's vision of an ethical marketplace, where buyers and sellers can trust each other.  


The BBB® Charitable & Educational Fund, Inc. will provide education to businesses, charities and consumers within the communities we serve. 

The BBB® Charitable and Educational Fund's vision is to be a philanthropic presence in the community and provide education outreach to ensure the development of a strong and ethical marketplace.


Charity Seal

This nationally recognized BBB charity program provides consumers with 501(c)3 nonprofit evaluation reports. Evaluations are derived from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for Charity Accountability.  

Community Education

BBB® Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. dedicates resources toward public education through media alerts, interviews, newsletters and other communication resources. We provide advice for consumers on a wide range of topics, scam alerts, fraud alerts and other marketplace issues with the goal of helping to avoid them. 

  Weekly Tips & Advice Newspaper Column
•  Education Seminars, Presentations & Trade Shows
•  Weekly Tips & Advice Radio Shows

Military Line

This national BBB program offers expedited services and consumer education to military personnel and their families assisting them with disputes and scams. BBB® Charitable and Educational Fund, Inc. works to identify scam activity and alerts for all military divisions to prevent them from falling victim. 

Secure Your ID

Also known as "Shred Day", this program is dedicated to helping consumers avoid becoming victims of identity theft. To combat stolen personal information, we provide a free event for consumers to shred an unlimited amount of their personal documents.

Shred Day 2017

Shred Day 2016

Shred Day 2015

Shred Day 2014

Shred Day 2013