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Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties’ strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned our affiliate a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. For 16 of the last 17 years, we’ve received a 4 star rating.

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 & 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, they upgraded their methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of four star charities.

Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Habitat Pinellas and West Pasco 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.”

Check out our Charity Navigator profile to learn more: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=10494 

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