Vitamin Angels Receives Highest Recognition from Charity Navigator

Nonprofit organization outperforms 95% of American charities with repeat four-star rating

By Kim Saam

Santa Barbara, CA – Vitamin Angels, a 501(c)3 charity that provides nutritional support to children and mothers in need, is proud to announce the receipt of another four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier charity evaluator. Receiving this exceptional designation for the sixth consecutive year places the organization in the top five percent of charities evaluated annually.

“Recognition from a trusted source like Charity Navigator allows our donors to give with greater confidence,” said Howard Schiffer, Vitamin Angels’ president and founder. “Contributions allow us to reach at-risk populations around the world with lifesaving nutritional support, and we’re committed to doing this in the most efficient way possible.”

Vitamin Angels’ fiscal responsibility is illustrated through its effective use of funds. With a unique business model in place, the charity’s cost to provide one child with lifesaving vitamins for an entire year is just 25 cents. Receiving the highest rating from Charity Navigator assures donors that Vitamin Angels is one of the best charities to donate to, with over 90 percent of expenses going directly to helping at-risk populations worldwide. Annually, Vitamin Angels serves more than 52 million children and mothers in over 60 countries.

Charity Navigator employs an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to evaluate over 8,000 organizations annually. More than seven million donors rely on Charity Navigator’s assessment of financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency in making charitable giving decisions.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Vitamin Angels apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” states Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator in the letter advising of the award.

As a public charity, not only is financial responsibility of the utmost importance, Vitamin Angels also strives for excellence in operational conduct and the benefits realized by its NGO field partners. In addition to excelling against Charity Navigator’s financial health criteria, Vitamin Angels has demonstrated outstanding performance in the quality of collaboration with its NGO field partners.

To learn more, visit Vitamin Angels’ financial page >>

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