Fresh Start Women’s Foundation was recently awarded the prestigious four-star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. The rating signifies good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is one of only 29 Arizona non-profit organizations will such a high rating.
Charity Navigator works to help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by assessing the financial health of more than 7,000 charities nationwide. The rating calculation is based upon several criteria, including how much is spent per dollar raised, what percentage of funds goes to programs verses administrative and fundraising expenses, and the organization’s long-term financial health. It then assigns a rating from one to four, with four being the highest rating.