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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Charity Navigator’s Top 10 Tuesday: Charities with Perfect Scores


Each week, Charity Navigator features a new Top 10 list of highly-rated charities working on a particular cause or issue. This week’s list is extra special because we’re talking about a few of the organizations that have received a perfect score (that’s right… 100 points!). 

These organizations are achieving their important missions while remaining committed to the highest standards for financial health and accountability and transparency practices.


Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Hope, Opportunity, Success

Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia is a privately-funded program whose mission is to provide children from low-income Philadelphia families with financial access to quality, safe, K-8th grade, tuition-based schools, thereby increasing their long-term economic and social success. CSFP grants need-based scholarships to children from low-income Philadelphia families, all of which are awarded by random lottery. CSFP currently serves about 5,200 children enrolled at over 170 private and parochial schools.

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
☆☆☆☆
Keeping watch over our waters

Established in 1994, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the Chattahoochee River, its lake, and tributaries for the people, fish and wildlife that depend on them. Their unique floating classroom offers hands-on learning opportunities for students if all ages.

Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Conservation through education and collaboration

The Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast is working to save land preserve the lands around the Gulf Coast that shape the area’s cultural heritage. They work with landowners, businesses, and the government to preserve the environmental excellence of these lands and waters in Manatee, Sarasota, and Lee Counties (in Florida).

Help Hope Live
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Hope starts here

Since 1983, Help Hope Live has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars to pay a wide range of medical expenses, including out-of-pocket costs for: medications, durable medical equipment, home health care, wheelchair-accessibility modifications, physical therapy, innovative treatments, medical travels and temporary relocation, even emergency living assistance. Each year, Help Hope Live helps place medical care within reach for about 3,000 families nationwide.

New York Common Pantry
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
An uncommon solution to hunger

New York Common Pantry works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for their clients. Their whole-person approach starts with food provisions and continues with case management services and education. The Pantry’s Live Healthy! program teaches children and adults about the importance of a nutritionally sound diet and active living.

Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc.
☆☆☆☆
Enabling community organizations to end hunger

Founded in 1984 to solicit, collect and store donations of surplus food and grocery products, as well as monetary contributions to purchase additional groceries in northwestern Ohio. They work with qualified agencies to distribute the collected products to the hungry in local communities. These member agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, rehabilitation centers, and other special programs.

Direct Relief
☆☆☆☆ + Impact
Deliver a world of good

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 state and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies -- without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay. Their medical aid programs are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations.

Global Greengrants Fund
☆☆☆☆
Protect. Restore. Transform.

For nearly 25 years, Global Greengrants Fund has supported local efforts to create a world where people live in harmony with nature, in peace with one another, in dignity, and with mutual respect and equity for all. They are working to resist unjust polluting industries, and support communities around the world who are the on the frontlines of struggles for “the basic human right to clean air and water, healthy oceans and forests, and a climate that can support life for all.”

Nevada Humane Society
☆☆☆☆
A no-kill animal shelter, creating and sustaining no-kill communities

The Nevada Humane Society has been bringing people and animals together since 1932. They are committed to caring for pets and finding them safe homes, and envision a world where all pets have happy, healthy lives. The Nevada Humane Society is proud to be engaged in the cutting edge of animal welfare. They are recognized as a leader in animal sheltering and stewardship and are considered a national model, educating shelters nationwide on lifesaving practices.

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
☆☆☆☆
Meeting the needs of our hungry neighbors in Mercer County

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds the hungry in Trenton (NJ) and its surrounding areas. In addition to providing food, they offer a number of programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life for all patrons. 

Did you know there are even more organizations that have received perfect scores from Charity Navigator? View the full list here.

Written by Ashley Post, Communications Manager. 

2 comments:

JMC from ABQ said...

Hi Ashley - I like the idea of having Top 10 Tuesday - it broadens my perspective and helps me understand better what CN does. Is it possible for me to ask for a regional top ten listing? Like, what are the top ten in New Mexico?

Or perhaps CN already provides a way for me to discover that myself? Please point me that direction.

Thanks, Jim

Ashley Post said...

JMC,

Each week we post a list of 5 highly-rated charities in one of the 50 states. We're working our way through the states alphabetically and we'll get to New Mexico soon... please stay tuned! (The lists are published on Thursday's)

In the meantime, you can use our Advanced Search Tool (linked here) to narrow your charity search by state, rating, cause area, etc. I think you'll find this tool helpful in your research.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.advanced

Let us know what you think!

All the best,
Ashley