Fisher House Foundation Gets 10th Consecutive "Four-Star" Rating from Charity Navigator

March 13, 2014
PR Web

For the tenth year in a row, Fisher House Foundation has received the coveted “Four-Star” rating for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier charity-rating agency, placing Fisher House among the top 1% of charities nationwide. Fisher House Foundation has headquarters in Rockville, MD.

“Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars -- a rating that, now, with our new Accountability and Transparency metrics, demands even greater rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness,” said Ken Berger, President and CEO, Charity Navigator.

Charity Navigator helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of roughly 5,500 mid-to-large sized charities that garner roughly 50% of all private contributions made in the USA each year (not including houses of worship). 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.

“We are humbled that our nation’s premier charity-rating agency has recognized Fisher House Foundation ten years in a row for the work we have done for our military families,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman of Fisher House Foundation. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

“Only 1% of the charities we rate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Fisher House Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Fisher House Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” Berger said.

Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger's Financial Magazine and others have celebrated Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. Charity Navigator evaluates ten times more charities than its nearest competitor and currently attracts more visitors to its website than all other charity rating groups combined, thus making it the leading charity evaluator in America. Charity Navigator’s irrefutable data shows that users of its site gave more than they planned to before viewing its findings.

About Fisher House

Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $235 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.

Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.

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