Youth Haven Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

For the third year in a row, 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. Only 18% of all nonprofit organizations reviewed have received this this prestigious designation for three consecutive years.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. Their 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.

“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 financial information are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

For more information, contact Angela Navarro at angela.navarro@youthhavenswfl.org or (239) 687-5178.

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.