Your dollars are well-invested with Feed My Starving Children. For the tenth straight year, we have received the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s toughest charity watchdog.
“Only 1% of the charities we rate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations,” Ken Berger, President of Charity Navigator, told FMSC in a letter. “This ‘exceptional’ designation…differentiates Feed My Starving Children from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
Four stars is the highest mark awarded by the nation’s leading non-profit watchdog organization, indicating sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator scrutinizes audited financial results, board structure, and accounting practices of more than 8,000 U.S. charities annually.
What accounts for this high grade for FMSC? Good governance and efficient management. See the Charity Navigator web page about FMSC.
Keep in mind that when Charity Navigator lists our efficiency ratio as 88.2%, they do not count volunteer time as a donation. FMSC does count volunteer time as a donation, because our auditors instruct us to do so, based on the vital importance of volunteers to our production model. Using this recommended practice, FMSC’s efficiency ratio is 92% (of total donations directly supporting our feeding program vs. administration and fundraising costs).
FMSC maintains its consistent four-star rating for efficiency and integrity while growing at an annual rate of 48% per year for the past eleven years—a rare accomplishment for non-profits in the current economic environment.
Here are other reasons to trust and support FMSC:
- 99.6% of meals shipped have reached their intended destination.
- Meals are just 22 cents each. Just $80 feeds a child for a year!
- Our three meal formulas are packed with soy protein, dried vegetables and 20 vitamins and minerals—everything needed for a malnourished child to recover.
No wonder FMSC is one of the fastest-growing charities in America. Make a world of difference!