Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest evaluator of charitable agencies, awarded United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region its coveted 4-Star rating. It’s the seventh consecutive year that UWBCKR received this highest designation.
Charity Navigator rates nonprofits in two areas of performance: financial health, and accountability and transparency. This helps donors know how efficiently a charitable organization uses their support, how well it sustains its programs and services over time, and its commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.
Only 3 percent of all charities evaluated by Charity Navigator nationwide have earned seven consecutive 4-Star ratings, according to Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator.
“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” Thatcher said.
Charity Navigator’s complete assessment of UWBCKR can be found here. The award letter can be viewed by clicking the link below.