Charity Navigator Renews Kurn Hattins Homes’ Four-star Rating
Westminster, VT– New England Kurn Hattin Homes was recently awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is a result of Kurn Hattin Homes’ maintaining sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and transparency in its efforts of transforming children and their families forever. This is Kurn Hattin Homes’ second consecutive year receiving the 4-star rating.
Since 2002, using objective, 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 have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.
“New England Kurn Hattin Homes’ coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars – a rating that demands rigor, responsibility, and commitment to openness. Kurn Hattin’s supporters should feel confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when they acquire such a high rating.”
“Our mission to transform the lives of children and their families forever is almost solely dependent on the generosity of our private donors and therefore can only be accomplished if our supporters trust that we are using their contributions wisely,” said Steve Harrison, Kurn Hattin’s Executive Director. “We rely on their commitment to our work, and this Charity Navigator 4-Star rating helps to ensure donors’ faith in the integrity of our efforts on behalf of children from difficult home situations.”
Since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has helped thousands of at-risk children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. Kurn Hattin transforms the lives of children and their families forever. www.kurnhattin.org