Thursday, July 17, 2008

Rating Charities

Charity Navigator has become the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. They have developed an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess the financial health of over 5,000 of America's best-known charities.

The numbers system rates the financial day-to-day health of the charity, as well as how well positioned it is to sustain its programs over time. With this resource donors can truly see what percentage of their funds are actually being put back into the charity's cause and what is going into fundraising or operating costs.

Ratings are given from 0-4 with each charity longing for the 4-star rating.

Columbus has six 4-star rated charities:
  1. Achievement Centers for Children
  2. Adventures for Wish Kids
  3. The Columbus Foundation
  4. Mid-Ohio FoodBank
  5. National Kidney Foundation
  6. Ohio Environmental Council

Over the course of the next day or two we will take a few similar local charities and give you a comparison example so you can see where your dollars are making the most difference.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am so "impressed" with you and Colleen's site and work.....proud of you, too!!
3 guesses who, who, who???......Hint: someone who had a major part in you coming into this world....