On May 1, 2018, United Way of Central Illinois was awarded the coveted 4-star Charity Navigator rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The nonprofit sector is advancing and expanding, and with it, the desires and interests of our supporters are changing. Astute donors are yearning for greater accountability, transparency, and for concrete results from Charity Navigator. With more than 1.5 million American charities, Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent organizations. The intent of their work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector. Here’s what they had to say:
Based on the most recent information available, we have issued a new rating for your organization. We are proud to announce that your organization has earned a 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that United Way of Central Illinois exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets United Way of Central Illinois apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Approximately only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction!
– Michael Thatcher
President and CEO