Foodlink retains 4-star Charity Navigator rating

Foodlink's 2016 Charity Navigator 4-star rating certificate.

Foodlink’s 2016 Charity Navigator 4-star rating certificate.

On June 1, Charity Navigator announced that under its updated and enhanced rating system, Foodlink was among a select group of nonprofits nationwide to earn a 4-star rating.

>> See Foodlink’s rating breakdown on the Charity Navigator website

Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. Foodlink has proudly earned the distinction for eight consecutive years.

Foodlink has long been committed to sound fiscal management practices in pursuing our mission of ending hunger and leveraging the power of food to build a healthier community.

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 have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

This past year, Charity Navigator introduced CN 2.1, which — in consultation with industry leaders — upgraded seven metrics used to assess a charity’s financial health. 

Thanks to all who continue to support Foodlink. We couldn’t achieve our vision of a healthy, hunger-free community without you.

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