Kids in Crisis Earns Top Rating from Charity Navigator for Exemplary Industry Best Practices

Kids in Crisis’s commitment to industry best practices, including outstanding accountability and transparency, has earned it the highest rating of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

“Kids in Crisis’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Kids in Crisis to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Kids in Crisis.”

“During these challenging times with the elimination of all state funding, Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating is critical for donors to know. Donations to Kids in Crisis are used efficiently and effectively to ensure that children in crisis receive the help that they need and deserve,” said Shari Shapiro, Executive Director at Kids in Crisis.

Kids in Crisis’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available at

Charity Navigator ( is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities.

Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data.


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