4-Star Charity


 

Grand Island Public Schools Foundation

EARNS 4th CONSECUTIVE 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR

 

(Grand Island, NE August, 2017) – For the fourth consecutive year, the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has earned the 4-star rating from America's largest national independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator. The four-star rating is the highest award for sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.

"We are proud to announce the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation has earned our fourth consecutive 4-star rating," said Micheal Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. "Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that this organization adheres to good governance and other best practices and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 12% of the charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust," relayed Thatcher.

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation is the first Grand Island non-profit organization to be rated by Charity Navigator. The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation is one of 65 Nebraska charities rated, and one of only 32 Nebraska charities with the 4-star rating. Additionally, the Grand Island Public Schools Foundation is one of just three Nebraska charities outside of Lincoln and Omaha that received the 4-star rating.

Since 2002, using data-driven 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, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of our four star charities.

"We are so grateful to our donors who help us invest in and create opportunities for the students of Grand Island Public Schools," said Traci Skalberg, Executive Director. "We are proud of this 4-star Charity Navigator rating, but more importantly, we are proud of the impact we get to make for the students of our community."

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org.