The Outreach Program has been awarded the 4-Star Charity Navigator award for the fifth year in a row. The award is the highest honor from the nation’s leading charity evaluator, Charity Navigator. Only 5 percent of the nation’s charities receive this award for sound fiscal management practices, accountability and transparency.

Outreach founder, Floyd Hammer says, “It is a tremendous honor to receive this award again. Kathy and I founded Outreach on the same, old-fashioned business principles that guided us to success throughout our career. We’ve worked hard as an organization to be good stewards of our resources and this recognition validates our efforts. Our Charity Navigator 4-Star rating demonstrates to the public that we take fiscal responsibility, transparency and governance seriously.”

“The Outreach Program’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars — a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness.  Outreach supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

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