The Upper Valley Haven was proud to be recognized as “exceptional” in their fiscal management by Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In their quest to help donors, Charity Navigator’s team of professional analysts examines tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. Charity Navigator uses their research to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 of America’s best-known and some lesser-known, but worthy, charities. The Upper Valley Haven earned the distinction of a perfect score.
“The exceptional charities on this list execute their missions in a fiscally responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities. Each has earned perfect scores for its Financial Health and its Accountability & Transparency. Those two scores then translate into a perfect 100 point overall score. Fewer than one percent of the thousands of charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned perfect scores. We applaud these charities for exceeding industry standards and outperforming other organizations performing similar work.”
In addition, the Haven makes another top ten list, excellent charities who reply primarily on private contributions. Per Charity Navigator, as a result, more than 95% of our total revenue comes from private contributions, which makes the efficiency of our fundraising operations all the more impressive. Earning our donors’ trust is so important to us, we work hard to ensure every donated dollar makes the biggest impact.