Charity Navigator rates Fuller Center 4 stars — recognizing ministry as “exceptional”

Charity Navigator rates Fuller Center 4 stars — recognizing ministry as “exceptional”

Charity Navigator — the largest charity evaluator in America — for the first time has evaluated The Fuller Center for Housing and rated it 4 stars, its highest-level “exceptional” rating.

Despite having been given the highest-level Platinum rating for transparency by GuideStar and meeting all 20 standards as a member of the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator would not evaluate The Fuller Center until it received enough votes on its website requesting it to do so.

So, in May of this year, The Fuller Center asked people to vote at Charity Navigator’s website for it to evaluate this affordable housing ministry that was founded in 2005 by Millard Fuller. Hundreds of votes later, Charity Navigator examined The Fuller Center’s programs, financials and much more before awarding the exceptional 4-star rating.

“The Fuller Center for Housing’s 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 The Fuller Center 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 The Fuller Center.

“Those of us in the nonprofit world are basically custodians of other people’s money,” Fuller Center President David Snell said today. “They entrust us with their resources so that we can achieve goals that we agree on. It’s important, then, that our donors have a way to measure the quality of our stewardship, and that’s what Charity Navigator does. We’re grateful to have the affirmation that a 4-Star rating carries.”

A grass-roots ministry, The Fuller Center is now rated by Charity Navigator alongside such large nonprofits as the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Project, Save the Children and more.

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

 
 

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Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

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