Islamic Relief USA has been awarded four stars from the Charity Navigator, the United States’ largest charity evaluator. Four stars is the highest award available in the Charity Navigator’s assessments and is used to indicate that an organisation’s capacity and efficiency ‘exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities’.
This is the seventh consecutive year that Islamic Relief USA has been awarded with ‘four stars’ for its financial transparency and organisational competence.
“This is an accomplishment everyone can take pride in,” said Abed Ayoub, CEO of Islamic Relief USA. “Our organization is built on the spirit of our volunteers and the conviction of our donors to make a difference. We take this trust very seriously and do what we can to keep overhead costs low in order to maximize our resources for those in need.”
According to the Charity Navigator website, its rating system is based on an evaluation of an organization's financial health, efficiency, and capacity in comparison with the performances of similar charities.
“Only 2% of the charities we rate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Islamic Relief USA consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger in a letter. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Islamic Relief USA from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
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- Islamic Relief USA is one of Islamic Relief Worldwide’s twelve fundraising partners.
Inspired by Islam’s values on charitable giving and community development, Islamic Relief USA is a relief organization dedicated to alleviating poverty through disaster relief and development projects in the U.S. and globally for communities regardless of colour, race, religion, or creed. For more information, please visit www.islamicreliefusa.org.
- Islamic Relief USA’s response efforts to Hurricane Katrina assisted over 60,000 people in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and also raised more than $2.2 million dollars for the Haiti earthquake.
- Its domestic programs include “Day of Dignity”, an annual campaign to provide thousands of homeless and underserved people in cities across America with food, clothing, blankets, medical care, first aid, and other social needs.