We are proud to announce Fisher House Foundation has earned our 12th consecutive 4-star rating. Less than 1 percent of the charities we rate have achieved this.”
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) November 03, 2015
Fisher House Foundation, which provides comfort homes for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers, received notification today that once again it achieved the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This is the 12th consecutive year Fisher House Foundation has been noted for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
“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,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO, Charity Navigator. “We are proud to announce Fisher House Foundation has earned our 12th consecutive 4-star rating. Less than 1 percent of the charities we rate have achieved this.”
Today, there are 65 Fisher Houses across the country, in Germany and the United Kingdom. More than 250,000 families have been provided 6 million nights of lodging, saving them more than $282 million since the program began in 1990.
Additionally, Fisher House Foundation’s Hero Miles program has provided more than 58,000 airline tickets that allow families to help heal together. $15 million in scholarships have been given to military and Veteran family members and the Foundation has sponsored national and international wounded warrior athletic competitions to celebrate the return to health of disabled military and Veterans.
“Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, Fisher House Foundation is dedicated to those we are privileged to serve – our nation’s military, Veterans and their families,” said Ken Fisher, Chairman and CEO, Fisher House Foundation. “I remain humbled and awed every day by the generosity of those who have supported the Foundation. We not only appreciate their support, we vow to continue to be fiscally responsible with every dollar they donate.”
“Our [Charity Navigator] goal in all this is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make,” said Thatcher. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Fisher House Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
About Fisher House CFC #11453
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.