Special Olympics Florida announced that is has received its fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
“This rating demonstrates the organization’s integrity and dedication to stewarding our supporters’ donations in an efficient and responsible manner,"Dijo Sherry Wheelock, presidente y CEO de Olimpiadas Especiales de la Florida. "Cada año, we strive to bring the best quality programs to as many athletes as possible with the utmost transparency and accountability. We thank all our sponsors and volunteers for trusting Special Olympics Florida with their support.”
Fundado en 2001, Charity Navigator uses objective, data-driven analysis to rate thousands of charity organizations. Charity Navigator examines a charity’s performance in two areas, financial health and accountability/transparency. The 4-star rating is only given to the most fiscally responsible organizations who are evaluated by 24 metrics.
Special Olympics Florida’s sound fiscal management, high standard of governance and ethics, and commitment to transparency have earned it a 4-star rating, the highest rating attainable, for the past four years. Only 11 percent of U.S. charities have achieved a 4-star rating for four consecutive years.
Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training, competencia, and health services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, at no cost to the athletes or their caregivers, como un medio para lograr la aptitud física, amor propio, habilidades de socialización, and the life skills necessary to be productive, respected, and contributing members of their communities. Como una organización con más de 40,000 atletas y 27,000 voluntarios que proporciona más de $2 millones de dólares en servicios de salud gratuitos al año, programmatic quality and fiscal responsibility are viewed as the key to expanding access to services across the state.
Special Olympics Florida’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org.