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

This is the  2nd time consecutive time that the Community Foundation of Western Nevada has earned this top distinction

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.   

The Community Foundation’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 the Community Foundation of Western Nevada 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 the Community Foundation of Western Nevada” 

 Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.

The Community Foundation of Western Nevada rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. Community Foundation donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission of strengthening the community through philanthropy and leadership by connecting people who care with causes that matter.  


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