Episcopal Relief & Development Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

May 6, 2010

Episcopal Relief & Development is pleased to announce that it has received its third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management. Awarded annually, Charity Navigator ratings reflect an organization’s accountability, transparency and quantifiable results in comparison with other non-profit organizations.

“Only 14% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations,” said Ken Berger, Charity Navigator’s President and Chief Executive Officer. This rating indicates that “Episcopal Relief & Development consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Episcopal Relief & Development from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

At a time when donors are concerned about the effective and efficient use of their contributions, the ratings given by these watchdog agencies are more important than ever.

“We are extremely pleased to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating for the third consecutive year,” said Rob Radtke, Episcopal Relief & Development President. “All Episcopalians can be proud of this rating and feel assured that their gifts are being used as efficiently as possible to reach those in need.”

“But,” continued Radtke, “as I travel to the field and meet many of our program participants, I’m reminded of something just as important. This efficiency means that we’re able to help even more people around the world better their lives in measurable and tangible ways.”

To view Episcopal Relief & Development’s profile on Charity Navigator, click here. Episcopal Relief & Development also meets all 20 standards for the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Charity Accountability.

To learn more or support Episcopal Relief & Development’s work, please visit www.episcopalrelief.org or call 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129. Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Together with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners, Episcopal Relief & Development strengthens communities today to meet tomorrow’s challenges. We rebuild after disasters and empower people by offering lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.