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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Palm Beach Gardens, FL (March 5, 2020) – Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach’s strong financial health 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 first time that Catholic Charities 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.
“Catholic Charities’ 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 Catholic Charities 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 Catholic Charities.”
“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to serve the most poor and vulnerable throughout the five counties of the Diocese of Palm Beach,” said Francisco Chevere, CEO-Executive Director of Catholic Charities. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our reliable governance and financial accountability.”
Catholic Charities’ rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org/ ?bay=search.summary&orgid=16205. More-detailed information about our rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
About Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach provides 14 social services and ministries throughout 8 locations in the Diocese of Palm Beach. Established in 1984, Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and most vulnerable by providing quality programs that serve children, families, homeless and families. Catholic Charities respects life in all of its stages. In living our faith, Catholic Charities helps and creates hope for people in need, regardless of religion, by delivering social services, collaborating with others in building just and compassionate communities, and empowering individuals through education. Visit www.ccdpb.org.