4-Star Rating Indicates Financial and Ethical Excellence
Charity Navigator, America’s largest, most utilized, independent evaluator of charities, has awarded its 4-star rating to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, noting the Federation’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. Four stars is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating.
Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that the Jewish Federation of St. Louis exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its area of work, which places the organization in select company with other high-performing charities.
“Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds the Jewish Federation of St. Louis to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that when they decide to support the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity.”
Jewish Federation of St. Louis is the heart of the St. Louis Jewish community. The organization binds the community by bringing people together, strengthening Jewish identity, developing leaders and inspiring generosity to fulfill its mission of sustaining and enhancing Jewish life in the St. Louis metropolitan area and around the world. Last year, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis’ Annual Campaign raised $10.1 million given by more than 4,000 donors. In turn, the organization provides millions of dollars in program funding to 15 local agency partners and three partners in Israel or overseas, as well as allocations to 10 national partner organizations.
“Every day, we strengthen our community and improve the world by helping individuals live with dignity, meaning and purpose, in connection to others as part of a life, well lived,” said Andrew Rehfeld, President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. “We take great pride in receiving Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating because it reaffirms for our donors that their donations are being used responsibly to accomplish the mission of Jewish Federation of St. Louis.”
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