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 ninth consecutive time.
“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 nine 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 92.53 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.
LeBer said: “This rating affirms how seriously we take our responsibilities, including making a real impact on hunger, being good stewards of the money entrusted to us, and communicating transparently about everything we do. We are honored to be recognized.”
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