Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hobbs Foundation and Charity Navigator Partner to Bring More Unbiased Data to Donors

Several years back, while considering charities for grants, the Hobbs Foundation, known for its support of charities that benefit children in need within the state of Florida, wanted access to the type of objective, financial evaluations provided by Charity Navigator. Despite the fact that Charity Navigator rates thousands of the most prominent charities in the United States, we did not, however, evaluate the financial health of many charities that were the focus of foundation’s philanthropic activities. The Hobbs Foundation therefore decided to provide funding to support Charity Navigator’s evaluation of several Tampa children’s homes.

Realizing that the evaluations had the potential to assist additional grantmakers and donors, the Foundation decided to also fund evaluations for the better-known children’s charities in the south. This month, thanks to ongoing support from the Hobbs Foundation, we’ve published 20 new ratings. In all, since our partnership began in 2004, the Hobbs Foundation has funded the analysis of nearly 100 charities. We greatly appreciate Hobbs Foundation’s commitment to responsible and informed philanthropy and thank them for their continued support of our work to guide intelligent giving.

If you are interested in partnering with us to provide additional charity evaluations for your community or for a specific charitable cause, we hope you will not hesitate to contact us.

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