Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 10, 2015
Fisher House Foundation, which provides comfort homes for military and Veteran families, received their 11th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier charity-rating agency. The coveted rating places Fisher House Foundation among the top one percent of charities nationwide.
“It is a privilege to serve military and Veterans’ families, and we are proud to do so in a fiscally responsible manner,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation. “We work hard to ensure we are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us by a generous public.”
In a letter to Fisher House Foundation from Charity Navigator, Ken Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer, writes, “We are proud to announce Fisher House Foundation has earned our eleventh consecutive 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.”
Forbes, Business Week and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine have celebrated the unique method Charity Navigator uses to analyze the charitable sector.
About Fisher House
Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. These homes are located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide, and in Europe, close to the medical center or hospital it serves. Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room and an inviting living room. Fisher House Foundation ensures that there is never a lodging fee. Since inception, the program has saved military and veterans’ families an estimated $282 million in out of pocket costs for lodging and transportation.
Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles Program, using donated frequent flyer miles to bring family members to the bedside of injured service members as well as the Hotels for Heroes program using donated hotel points to allow family members to stay at hotels near medical centers without charge. The Foundation also manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholarship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.