Stamford, Conn. – April 9, 2018 – Americares has earned a 4-star rating—the highest possible—from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the thirdconsecutive year Americares has earned this top distinction.
“We take an incredible amount of pride in being fiscally responsible while executing our mission of saving lives and improving health for people affected by poverty or disaster,” said Americares President and CEO Michael J. Nyenhuis. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating is a true testament to our commitment to good financial management and transparency.”
Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability and Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and are transparent with their donors and stakeholders.
"Americares exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” said President and CEO of Charity Navigator Michael Thatcher. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Americares to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world's most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Americares.”
Americares helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, increase access to medicine and medical supplies, improve and expand clinical services, prevent disease and promote good health. Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, Americares, a health-focused relief and development organization, has provided more than $15 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.