14March

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta Earns Coveted 4-star Rating From Charity Navigator

JF&CS ranks among top 10% of charities for transparency and accountability.

Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta Earns Coveted 4-star Rating From Charity Navigator

ATLANTA – Atlanta, GA – March 14, 2017 – In recognition of its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency, Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta (JF&CS) has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Only the most fiscally responsible organizations earn a 4-star rating. According to 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, JF&CS Ranks among the top 10% of charities globally.  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.  

“JF&CS’ exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to 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 when they decide to support JF&CS.” 

 “Securing a four star Charity Navigator ranking is an extremely important milestone for JF&CS.  This score, which is reserved for only 10% of nonprofits nationwide, is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our dedicated staff and board.  We attribute this highest ranking to our focus on impact, accountability and fiscal transparency,” said Rick Aranson, Chief Executive Officer.

Charity Navigator evaluates the financial health, accountability and transparency of more than 8,000 organizations in the U.S. to help people decide which charities are worthy of their donations. A nonprofit itself, Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates to ensure unbiased evaluations, and it doesn’t charge the public to access its data.

About JF&CS
Jewish Family & Career Services Atlanta is dedicated to making hope and opportunity happen for all members of our community.

Established in 1891, Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) offers programs and resources to help improve the quality of life and build self-sufficiency for individuals and families in greater Atlanta. Our vision is a community of empowered lives; our mission, making hope and opportunity happen. JF&CS serves thousands of individuals annually regardless of age, race, religion, national origin or ability to pay. For more information about our entire array of services, please call 770.677.9300 or visit JFCSatl.org. The main office is located at 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road in Atlanta.

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. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

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