Each year, GreatNonprofits — an organization that tracks the growth and success of nonprofits across the United States through a collection of reviews — releases a list of the top-rated organizations that include less than 1 percent of nonprofits. In December 2012, the Culver City-based reDiscover Center was selected to the 2012 Top Rated List.
Unlike other charity awards, the Top-Rated award winners were selected entirely by the public. Nominees were "judged" solely on reviews written by the public —by volunteers, donors and people helped by the nonprofit.
In 2012, the reDiscover Center won a slew of awards from the Abbot Kinney Festival, Arts: Earth Partnership, Chase Community Giving and the Lego Foundation, and earned a rating score of 97 out of 100 from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
“In 2012, we sought to meet the demand of programming and mission through school field trips, Open Art Studio, Tinkering School, Swap-O-Rama-Rama and Mega Take Apart,” said reDiscover Center Director Mary Beth Trautwein in an official statement. “The recognition from GreatNonprofits helps to shed light on resource conservation and engagement in the arts.”
Founded in 2004, the reDiscover Center promotes resource conservation, creativity and community engagement.