Adopt-A-Family recently earned a distinction that few organizations in this country can lay claim to — a 14th consecutive, 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Adopt-A-Family earned the highest possible ranking from the reputable charity evaluator for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient manner.
“Only 1% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 14 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Adopt-A-Family outperforms most other charities in America,” wrote Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher to Adopt-A-Family in a Sept. 1 letter. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Adopt-A-Family apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
The ratings are designed to show potential donors how well a charity utilizes their support, how well it sustains its programs and services over time and the organization’s level of commitment to accountability and transparency.
Charity Navigator uses data-driven analysis to measure organizations in seven key areas of financial health. The group also scores charities by utilizing 17 different metrics to assess whether they follow the best practices of governance and ethics and if they make it easy for donors to find critical information about them.
Charity Navigator enjoys the distinction of being the country’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of its kind. It reviews ten times more charities than its nearest competitor and attracts more visitors to its site than all other charity rating groups combined.
Adopt-A-Family is honored to have received this recognition, an achievement that is only possible because of the investment and guidance of our board, supporters, donors, and partner agencies. The agency’s commitment to efficiently and effectively using every dollar is a direct reflection of the support, backing, and commitment of our community of supporters.
We want to share some exciting news with the Adopt-A-Family community. Adopt-A-Family is proud to report that we received our 12th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
With more than 1.5 million American charities, Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent organizations. The intent of our work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector. Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, among others, have boasted on Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. By evaluating ten times more charities than their nearest competitor leads the way for Charity Navigator to be the leading charity evaluator in America.
“Only 1% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Adopt-A-Family outperforms most other charities in America.”
In the updated rating letter to the agency, Michael Thatcher (President and CEO of Charity Navigator) writes; “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Adopt-A-Family exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 1% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Adopt-A-Family outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Adopt-A-Family apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
None of this would be possible without the support and generous investment of our donors, funders, and board of directors. We are extremely grateful for this recognition, but even more so, we are thankful for the privilege to serve the families in our community every single day.
Thank you again for all that you do to support Adopt-A-Family’s mission.