March 19, 2013 (New York, New York) — WhyHunger, a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty, has earned their third consecutive perfect score from Charity Navigator, the country’s largest and m
March 19, 2013 (New York, New York) — WhyHunger, a leader in the fight against hunger and poverty, has earned their third consecutive perfect score from Charity Navigator, the country’s largest and most respected independent evaluator of charities. The prestigious 4-star rating — the highest possible — is only awarded to 10 percent of non-profits and rewards WhyHunger’s ethical and financial excellence.
“We are deeply thankful to our many supporters and fundraising partners whose contributions allow us to spend 90 percent of our revenue directly on our programs and the grassroots partners whose work magnifies our efforts beyond our size and resources,” said Bill Ayres WhyHunger founder and executive director. “Our 4-star rating is a public demonstration of our organization’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of fiscal management, accountability and excellence.”
Charity Navigator’s score is based on several criteria including: how much is spent per dollar raised directly on programs versus administrative and fund-raising expenses; governance and the organization’s long-term financial health. WhyHunger received a near-perfect 66 out of 70 points or better in evaluation of its finances, accountability and transparency.
Earning the four-star rating, according to Charity Navigator president and CEO Ken Berger, indicates that WhyHunger “adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities, and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.”
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to the hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. For more information visit www.whyhunger.org