I am excited to announce that recently GraceWorks was awarded the highest rating of 4 stars by Charity Navigators!
In case you are not familiar with them, Charity Navigators Charity Ratings and Donor Resources | Charity Navigator , is a 20-year-old independent organization that vets the effectiveness of nonprofits for those savvy donors who want to make sure their gifts are impactful and are being used as intended. They boast 11 million annual visitors, who more often than not are potential donors looking to make gifts to ministries and organizations who line up with their passions. There is even a section on the website to educate donors on tips and strategies on giving as well as a crash course on the fundamentals of philanthropy.
Eligible charities, those who raise at least one million dollars annually among other qualifications, receive a zero to four-star star rating — this is determined by the weighted sum of the organization’s individual beacon scores (0-100). GraceWorks received an overall numeric rating of 93!!!
This score means GraceWorks exceeded best practices and industry standards across all areas on which we were evaluated. Here are our individual (beacon) scores and the topics we were graded on:
GraceWorks was awarded a score of 92 on Accountability and finance, which was based on an assessment of our financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and our commitment to governance practices and policies.
We received a score of 100 on Culture and community as our culture and connectedness to the community we served were assessed.
The Leadership and adaptability category was also given a score of 100 as our leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve our mission was examined and rated.
As we enter this important season of giving this is a vital time to share these ratings with you. Your continued partnership in providing food, shelter and wrap around support to our Neighbors in need is crucial to our programs. Thank you in advance for intentionally selecting GraceWorks as your ministry of choice. I pray our 4-star rating gives you confidence that we strive to be Godly stewards of your gifts as we liberally pass on your generosity to your Neighbors.
Valencia A. Breckenridge