House of Hope has earned this top distinction each of the past three years.
Furthermore, with a score of 98.23 (out of 100), House of Hope is the highest-rated agency based in Martin County.
“Our financial stability, accountability and transparency have once again led to us earning a four-star rating with Charity Navigator,” House of Hope CEO Rob Ranieri said. “We are proud of the fact that our donors can trust us to be responsible stewards of every dollar we receive as we work to fight hunger and hardship in our community.”
The rating process for Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, has become increasingly more rigorous since its four-star program began in 2002. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics to its ratings methodology, focusing on governance, ethical practices and measures of openness. These accountability and transparency metrics account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating. Most recently, on June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded its methodology to further substantiate the financial health of four-star charities.
“House of Hope’s exceptional four-star rating demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “People can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support House of Hope.”
About House of Hope
House of Hope touches the lives of about 5,000 Martin County residents per month with services that include basic needs — food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance — and long-term case management that helps people build life skills for a more self-sufficient future. The agency has service centers and thrift stores in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown and Jensen Beach.
For more information about House of Hope, visit www.hohmartin.org or call (772) 286-4673.