Abode Services Receives Top Honors From Nation’s Leading Charity Evaluator

October 7th, 2015

For the 11th year in a row, Abode Services has earned a 4-star rating, the best rating possible, from Charity Navigator for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

The 4-star rating from the country’s preeminent nonprofit evaluator shows that Abode Services continues to belong in the top echelon of nonprofits in the country. In fact, only 1% of the thousands of nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least 11 consecutive 4-star ratings.

This rating recognizes Abode Services’ consistent good governance and commitment to its mission to end homelessness. By maximizing the impact of each dollar it receives, Abode Services works to develop and expand programs that make a difference in the lives of Alameda and Santa Clara county residents experiencing homelessness.

Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher said that Abode Services’ top rating is yet another example of why the community can trust the nonprofit will work diligently to improve the lives of those it serves.

“This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Abode Services from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” Thatcher said.

To determine its ratings, Charity Navigator uses a data-driven approach that reviews how a nonprofit utilizes its resources in accomplishing its mission. The analysis also considers how transparent a nonprofit is to donors and other stakeholders, and looks at what measures are in place to ensure ethical practices. A 4-star rating is only awarded to the nonprofits that demonstrate the best use of their funding for the greatest impact on programs.

“We never take the generosity of our community for granted, and we strive to ensure the hard-earned dollars community members contribute are utilized in the best way possible to end homelessness - and that we communicate our results openly and honestly to our donors” Abode Services Executive Director Louis Chicoine said.

More information about this 4-star rating can be found at Abode Services’ profile on charitynavigator.org.

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