Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mercy Ministries Receives Highest Charity Rating

Mercy Ministries is thrilled to announce that we have received a 4-star rating – the highest rating you can earn - from Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator. Mercy Ministries is committed to stewardship and excellence and thus, we are pleased to have this designation. We want to share a portion of the letter we recently received from Charity Navigator.

“On behalf of the Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Mercy Ministries of America on achieving our coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management.

As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars. In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, highlights the fine work of efficient charities such as your own, and provides donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

Based on the most recent financial information available, we have calculated a new rating for your organization. We are proud to announce Mercy Ministries of America has earned our 4-star rating for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances. Approximately a quarter of the charities we evaluate have received our highest rating, indicating that Mercy Ministries of America executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Mercy Ministries of America from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy if their trust.”

Charity Navigator scores charities on a scale of 0 to 4 stars to help America's philanthropists make intelligent giving decisions and to differentiate truly effective organizations. Four stars means that our organization exceeds industry standards and out performs most charities within our area of influence. This rise in our rating is an exceptional feat, especially given the economic challenges many charities have had to face in the last year.

We are continuing to make improvements and gain efficiencies at Mercy Ministries, and we will only be successful with your continued support in this area. We will not rest on our laurels with this great accomplishment, but work diligently to ensure we maintain this level of excellence as our standard going forward.

View our full rating at:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4079

Thank you for your continued support of Mercy Ministries.