Charlotte, N.C. - (August 29, 2023) – The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates the YMCA of Greater Charlotte as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.
Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.
“We are delighted to provide the YMCA of Greater Charlotte with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that the Y is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”
“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator rating is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and strength of our Y,” said Dean Jones, senior vice president and chief development officer. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission to put Christian principles into practice that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”
In 2024 The YMCA of Greater Charlotte will celebrate 150 years of serving the community through initiatives such as water safety, disease prevention, teen mental health, youth literacy, college readiness, and creating safe and inclusive spaces that welcome newcomers.
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on charitynavigator.org.
About the YMCA of Greater Charlotte
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte nurtures the potential of children and teens, improves our community’s health and well-being, and provides opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Deeply rooted in the community for nearly 150 years, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is a proud recipient of a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. www.ymcacharlotte.org