Second Harvest recently learned that we received another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This is the fifth year in a row that we have been given that rating. What does this mean and why is it so important?
Here is what Charity Navigator say about the ratings and their importance:
We believe our ratings dramatically improve the quantity and quality of information available to charitable givers/social investors. Our ratings provide clear, objective, and reliable assessments of both the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of charities. By utilizing our ratings, donors can learn how a charity compares on these performance metrics with other charities throughout the country. Donors can be more confident that in supporting those charities rated highly by Charity Navigator, they will be supporting organizations that are more financially healthy, accountable, and transparent. Our 4-star rating means that the charity exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.
Second Harvest strives to fulfill our mission each and every day. We can only do that with the help of our donors who count on our mutual wish being carried out. The information provided by Charity Navigator is an important tool for those who support us as they continue to research and evaluate the best use of their philanthropic dollars. We, at Second Harvest, are proud of the great work we do but at the same time we are humbled by the trust and generosity shown by our supporters. We hope that by sharing this information our donors can feel secure in their decision to team up with us as we strive together to end hunger in our region.
Director of External Affairs