Stamford, Conn. (PRWEB) February 10, 2013
buildOn has been awarded the highest rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by Charity Navigator, the country's largest and most used independent evaluator of charities, for the ninth consecutive year.
buildOn – a nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education – received the "exceptional" ranking of four stars out of a possible four, demonstrating adherence to good governance and fiscal responsibility. Only one percent of charities have received at least nine consecutive four-star evaluations from Charity Navigator, indicating that buildOn outperforms most other charities in America.
“We at buildOn are incredibly grateful for every donation we receive to support our work to empower urban youth through service and to build schools in some of the economically poorest countries on the planet,” said buildOn Founder and CEO, Jim Ziolkowski. “This designation by Charity Navigator helps us show donors that we are committed to using each dollar in the most effective and transparent way possible.”
Charity Navigator’s data-driven analysis provides donors with information to give them greater confidence in their charitable choices. buildOn’s four-star rating demonstrates that the organization practices good governance and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust. buildOn’s Charity Navigator profile, audits and tax returns can be viewed on their website at http://www.buildon.org/who-we-are/finances.
At home or abroad, buildOn’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. In the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Internationally, buildOn is constructing schools in Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Senegal, Malawi, and Mali. Our students have contributed over 1 million hours of service in the U.S., and have helped build more than 500 schools around the world. For more information, visit http://www.buildon.org.