The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading nonprofit watchdog organization, for the seventh consecutive time.
The top rating is awarded to charitable organizations that have shown sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
“The Harry Chapin Food Bank’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” said Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars -- a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. The Harry Chapin Food Bank’s supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”
The Harry Chapin Food Bank received its sixth consecutive four-star rating in October. Since then, Charity Navigator has changed its criteria for determining a charity’s rating to make it broader and even more rigorous. The newest four-star rating was formulated under the newly-revised criteria.
The Harry Chapin Food Bank’s rating is 92.38 out of 100. See the breakdown of the ratings data here.
"We are very proud of our Charity Navigator 4-Star rating, which we have sustained for 7 years, said Richard LeBer, president and CEO of the Harry Chapin Food Bank. “We could not exist without the generous support of our community of donors. We strive to be efficient stewards of the money with which are entrusted, to achieve outstanding impact in our work, and to be open and transparent about what we do. This rating is independent affirmation of our success."
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Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability and transparency of more than 8,000 charities. For more information, visit www.charitynavigator.org.