Tampa, FL — December 1, 2020 – Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned its fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
“It’s important our donors know that we are accountable and transparent so they can trust that we’re using their donations wisely,” said Tina Swain, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating assures our supporters of our good governance and financial health.”
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 and 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, Charity Navigator upgraded its methodology for rating each charity’s financial health, which further substantiates the financial health of its 4-star charities.
“Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its area of work. Only 21% of the charities we evaluate have received at least four consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County outperforms most other charities in America.”
“This rating adds Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. 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 Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County.”