Youth Haven Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Youth Haven’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

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 & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. On June 1, 2016, they upgraded their methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of four star charities.

“Youth Haven’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Youth Haven 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 Youth Haven.”

“We are honored that Youth Haven’s commitment to fiscal responsibility and transparency have again earned us a 4-star rating through Charity Navigator’s independent and unbiased review. We are grateful that this 4-star rating gives our donors a peace of mind in effective usage of their generous giving.” Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven’s Executive Director.

Youth Haven’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on More-detailed information about Youth Haven’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

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