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Birmingham – this is a big community-wide accomplishment.
For the 17th consecutive year, the United Way of Central Alabama has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator.
As a result, this year’s award moves our local United Way into first place on Charity Navigator’s national Top 10 list of charities with the most 4-star ratings.
Here is the Top 10 list of 4-star charities
Less than 1 percent
Why is this a big deal?
Receiving Charity Navigator’s top distinction indicates the organization adheres to best nonprofit practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Less than 1% of the charities evaluated have received at least 17 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that United Way of Central Alabama outperforms most other charities in America.
“United Way of Central Alabama’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 UWCA 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 United Way of Central Alabama.”
Charity Navigator, is the largest charity evaluator in America evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Its popular website – www.charitynavigator.org – attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined.
“This honor puts United Way of Central Alabama in an elite group of high performing charities,” said Drew Langloh, President and CEO. “Our donors and volunteers should be confident that their generosity to United Way will responsibly support programs that improve our community.”
The ratings do show that money is being used most efficiently to help in as many areas possible to reach those in need.
For additional details about UWCA’s rating and other information about charitable giving visit www.charitynavigator.org.