On June 2, 2016, the Orange County Rescue Mission was awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and a proven commitment to accountability and transparency in our efforts to provide a hand-up to the least, last, and lost of Orange County. I am so very excited that Charity Navigator has awarded Orange County Rescue Mission with its highest honor of 4 Stars for Exceptional Performance. This includes a 100% rating for Accountability and Transparency. Charity Navigator is known as the gold standard for non-profit evaluation. It is an honor to be recognized for our financial health, accountability and transparency, and results reporting.
Recent years have shaped the nonprofit sector, where there is now an unprecedented demand from savvy donors for greater accountability, transparency, and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support. In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator highlights the fine work of efficient, ethical, and open charities. As America’s premier charity evaluator, Charity Navigator is the gold standard in providing donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.
By utilizing Charity Navigator’s ratings, donors can learn how a charity compares on these performance metrics with other charities throughout the country. Donors can be more confident that in supporting the Orange County Rescue Mission that is rated highly by Charity Navigator, they will be supporting an organization that is financially healthy, accountable, and transparent.
The highest possible rating by Charity Navigator illustrates our commitment to good governance and highlights how we pursue our mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only one-quarter of evaluated charities receive this distinction, indicating the high honor it is to receive such a rating.
As President of Orange County Rescue Mission, along with the Board, I have always operated with financial integrity and sound practices that have enabled us to continue to grow without loans and debt. Now we have the additional 4 Star Rating from Charity Navigator to verify our sound financial practices.
Thank you to all who donate to Orange County Rescue Mission, and showing your trust in how we use your gifts to end homelessness, one life at a time.