Foodlink recently earned the distinction of a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in America that helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities nationwide.
Foodlink received an overall score of 91.68, according to data from its FYE2019 Form 990.
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.
“Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity.”
Foodlink has earned a 4-star rating for 11 of the last 12 years.