December 17, 2014
Habitat earns 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County’s sound fiscal management practices 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 Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County has earned this top distinction.
“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their gifts wisely, especially in the current economic environment.” said Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat’s executive director. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”
Maciejewski is proud to report that 90 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to fund the programs and mission of Habitat, bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.
“Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars - a rating that, now, with our new Accountability and Transparency metrics, demands even greater rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”