The Idaho Foodbank has been notified that Charity Navigator, the country’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofits, has awarded it a rare fourth consecutive four-star rating.
As Charity Navigator’s President and CEO Ken Berger stated in his letter to Foodbank President and CEO Karen Vauk, “Only 6% of the charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Idaho Foodbank outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Idaho Foodbank from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
Charity Navigator awarded only six four-star ratings in Idaho this year, and the Foodbank was the only nonprofit to earn the highest possible rating four years in a row.
Nationally, this rating puts the Foodbank in the company of such diverse four-star charities as the American Heart Association, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, Save the Children, many United Ways, the Sierra Club Foundation, Mercy Corps and food banks from New York to Arizona.
This accolade is an important confirmation of the Foodbank’s efficiency and effectiveness with donated food and funds in the effort to create a hunger-free Idaho.