Charity Navigator Rates the Community Foundation a Four Star Charity
Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator. As a guide to intelligent giving, their mission is to “make impactful philanthropy easier for all.” The Community Foundation recognizes the Charity Navigator website as a valuable tool to help donors give well and we use Charity Navigator as one of our Stewardship resources. Charity Navigator rates charities by evaluating two areas of performance: Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. The website lists more than 9266 evaluated charities, typically large national charities. If a charity meets its published criteria, it will consider rating regional organizations that make repeated and numerous requests for evaluation. We have contacted Charity Navigator through their website to request an evaluation of the Community Foundation for years - to no avail. I believe a concerted effort by our CFO, Melissa Tschanz, helped turn their attention to the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. The Community Foundation rating was published in November 2019, and I couldn’t be more pleased. We work to be a charity that sets the standard for philanthropy, and not just by example. We also help other charities in our community learn how to raise their levels of accountability and impact in the community.
When I heard that we were a 4-Star charity, I didn’t, at first, realize that we were the highest ranked charity in Northern Nevada!
- We are honored to be one of nine well-respected charities in Nevada that have earned a 4 – star rating.
- There are 13,208 charities registered in Nevada
- We are the third highest-rated nonprofit organization in the State
- We rank only 23/100ths points below the highest rated charity in the State