ICC Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

INTERNATIONAL CHILD CARE EARNS

COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR

Nov 18, 2014 [KALAMAZOO, Mich.] – International Child Care's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.This is the fourth consecutive time that International Child Care (ICC) has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added a second dimension of Accountability and Transparency (A&T) to its rating methodology, and now reviews 17 governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, providing information on its web site for each of the charities it evaluates.  The A&T 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.

“ICC's coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Ken Berger, President and CEO, Charity Navigator. “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. ICC's supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

“In the current economic environment, it’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to bring health and hope to the children and families of Haiti and the Dominican Republic,” said U.S. National Director Keith Mumma.  “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

ICC's rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge onwww.charitynavigator.org.  More-detailed information about International Child Care's rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

 

About Charity Navigator (www.charitynavigator.org)

Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization 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. As a result, Charity Navigator, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 201, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

About International Child Care (www.internationalchildcare.org)

International Child Care (ICC) is a Christian health development nonprofit operating in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, working to change the conditions of poverty that impact health and well-being. The organization has been empowering children and families in Haiti since 1967 and in the Dominican Republic since 1988.  ICC is committed to accountability and transparency, and works alongside Haitian and Dominican counterparts to exceed the highest standards of donor stewardship.

Media Contact

Suzanne Curtiss

Communications Director

Suzanne@InternationalChildCare.org

(269)382-9960