COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 9, 2014) — For the 13th consecutive year, Compassion International has earned the highest rating for U.S. charities from Charity Navigator—the nation’s largest charity evaluator. The 4-out-of-4 stars rating places Compassion International in the top one-percent of non-profits reviewed by Charity Navigator. Compassion is number two on Charity Navigator’s list of top Ten Charities with Most Consecutive 4-star Ratings.
“Receiving a consistently ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator indicates that Compassion International out performs most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator Vice President Sandra Miniutti.“Less than a dozen of the 7,500 charities we rate have received 13 consecutive 4-star evaluations and Compassion International is the only international charity to receive this distinction. Compassion International’s staff, board and supporters should be proud of its ability to consistently execute its mission in a fiscally responsible and ethical way.”
Charity Navigator rates non-profits on their financial accountability and transparency—evaluating their business practices, spending habits, transparency in reporting expenditures and ethical best practices for fund management.
“Financial integrity is of vital importance to Compassion International,” said Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International. “Our entire ministry model is built around trust. The families of the children we serve trust that we will care for and minister to them; our sponsors and donors trust we will spend their dollars wisely in pursuit of that ministry. We trust our global network of local churches to deliver Compassion’s holistic child development program, and we have complete trust in God to bless and multiply our efforts as we advocate for some of the poorest children in the world.”
In 2013, Compassion International was also ranked number 15 on Forbes’ Largest US Charities list, number 23 on The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy 400 list and number 30 on the NonProfit Times Top 100 list.
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About Compassion International
Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.
It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research.
Compassion partners with more than 6,200 Christian churches in 26 countries to release over 1.4 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 13 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator.For more information on the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow us on Twitter at @compassion.