Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the second consecutive time that Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing has earned this top distinction.
The 4-Star rating is the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator and indicates that Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work. Only 33% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
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. On June 1, 2016, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of our four star charities.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public. Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 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 Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator
It’s important that our supporters trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish our mission of bringing physical and emotional rehabilitation to disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities. Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters, volunteers, and participants our dedication to good governance and financial accountability.Ken Asbury, Chairman, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
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About Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. Project Healing Waters has over 230 highly successful, volunteer-run programs in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics across the United States. Learn more at www.projecthealingwaters.org