June 7 at 12:42pm

Interfaith earns coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

4Star 125x125Interfaith Community Services’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time that Interfaith Community Services has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.  On June 1, 2016, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of our four star charities.

“Interfaith Community Services’ exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Interfaith Community Services to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Interfaith Community Services.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to help people help themselves,” said Greg Anglea, Executive Director at Interfaith Community Services. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

Interfaith Community Services rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org.   More-detailed information about Interfaith Community Services’ rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users.