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 10th consecutive year.
“This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way,” wrote Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, in a letter to Richard LeBer, food bank president and CEO.
Only 2 percent of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 10 consecutive four-star ratings, the letter continued. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
The Harry Chapin Food Bank’s overall rating is 92.92 out of 100, including a perfect 100 out of 100 in the category for accountability and transparency. The detailed rating can be seen at www.charitynavigator.org.
“This rating highlights how seriously we take our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger, and our commitment to being good stewards of the money entrusted to us,” LeBer said. “Charity Navigator works to provide donors with essential information they need to give them greater confidence in the charitable decisions they make. We are honored to be recognized with Charity Navigator’s highest rating for the 10th year in a row.”
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability and transparency of more than 9,000 charities. For more information, visit www.charitynavigator.org.