Compassion International Garners Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for 14th Consecutive Year

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Four-star rating once again places ministry among the top 1 percent of U.S. charities

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Less than one percent of the charities we rate have received at least 14 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Compassion International outperforms most other charities in America.

Compassion International’s outstanding financial stewardship and commitment to accountability and transparency has earned the ministry four out of four stars – Charity Navigator’s highest rating – for the 14th year in a row. Charity Navigator is America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The ranking places Compassion among the top 1 percent of nonprofits reviewed and first on Charity Navigator’s list of top 10 Charities with the Most Consecutive 4-Star Ratings.

“Financial integrity is more than a priority at Compassion,” said Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, president and CEO of Compassion International. “It’s a passion and deeply held value. Donors can rest assured that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and wisely to serve some of the poorest children in the world. And we cannot forget that the ministry’s health comes directly from God blessing the passionate commitment of our children’s loving caregivers, partner churches, sponsors, donors, advocates and staff.”

Charity Navigator rates nonprofits on their financial accountability and transparency – evaluating their business practices, spending habits, transparency in reporting expenditures and ethical best practices for fund management. It evaluates 10 times more charities than its nearest competitor in order to provide donors the information needed to instill confidence in their charitable decisions.

“Less than one percent of the charities we rate have received at least 14 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Compassion International outperforms most other charities in America,” said Ken Berger, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Compassion from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

In 2014, Compassion was also ranked 14th on Forbes’ 50 Largest U.S. Charities list; number 22 on The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Philanthropy 400 list; and 25th on the NonProfit Times’ Top 100 list.

About Compassion International
Compassion International is the world’s leading authority in holistic child development through sponsorship. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to develop children out of poverty to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. It is the only child sponsorship program to be validated through independent, empirical research. Compassion partners with more than 6,500 churches in 26 countries to release over 1.6 million babies, children and students from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion has been awarded the highest rating for financial stewardship and transparency for 14 consecutive years by Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. For more information on the ministry, visit compassion.com or follow them on Twitter at @compassion.

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