GROWING HOPE GLOBALLY EARNS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR FOR THE 4TH YEAR IN A ROW

Western Springs, IL, March 12, 2019 – Growing Hope Globally’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 4th time Growing Hope Globally (formerly Foods Resource Bank) has earned this top distinction in the past 4 years.

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. On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded its methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1.

Growing Hope Globally’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” said 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 Growing Hope Globally 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 Growing Hope Globally.”

“It’s important that farmers and supporters in our Growing Projects trust that we are using their donations wisely to accomplish Growing Hope Globally’s mission,” said Max Finberg, President and CEO. “Trust has to be earned and our 4-year 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates our good governance and financial accountability. Thanks to our terrific team for being such good stewards of what we are given to share with others.”

Growing Hope Globally’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Growing Hope Globally’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

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.  

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