Stamford, Conn. – May 1, 2023 – Americares, the health-focused relief and development organization, has earned yet another 4-star rating—the highest possible—from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This rating designates Americares as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that the organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria.
“We are incredibly proud and honored to once again receive a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for our strong financial management and commitment to transparency while executing our mission of saving lives and improving health for people affected by poverty or disaster,” said Americares President and CEO Christine Squires. “New and existing donors can be assured that their hard-earned dollars will be used efficiently and effectively to help people in need around the world.”
Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually. Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the impact and results, accountability and finance, culture and community and leadership and adaptability beacons.
“We are delighted to provide Americares with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that Americares is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”
Americares helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; increase access to critical medicine and medical supplies; improve and expand clinic services; and prevent disease and promote good health. Since it was founded more than 40 years ago, Americares has provided $22 billion in aid to 164 countries, including the United States.
Americares rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on charitynavigator.org.
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In Mwanza, Tanzania, Christina knows all too well how women can suffer without adequate health care. Bugando Medical Center offers surgical and support services for fistula that give women new life.
May 10, 2023
Stamford, Conn. – May 10, 2023 – Americares, the health-focused relief and development organization, is pleased to announce the promotion of Shripad Desai to deputy senior vice president and country team liaison. In this elevated role, Desai is responsible for working directly with Americares country team leaders in Colombia, El Salvador, India, Liberia, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Tanzania, to build and sustain the organization’s local/global operating model. Desai supports country teams managing programs at the local level, as well as ensures country directors provide input into decisions made by Americares global leadership team.
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April 20, 2023
Americares President and CEO Christine Squires shares an uplifting story from a recent visit to Americares India’s health programs, including one of its 13 mobile health centers, a story about a life saved by access to health care.