Vitae Foundation’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 year that Vitae has earned this top distinction.
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.
“Vitae’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Vitae 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 Vitae.”
“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission of inspiring a culture of life through research-based messaging and mass media,” Vitae President Rob Rysavy said. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability. We couldn’t have received this top rating without you. Thank you for trusting us with your donations, your volunteer time, and your good will. Your trust and support means so much to us and to the mothers, fathers, and babies we ultimately help.”
Vitae’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Vitae’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.