Bright Hope holds three accrediting and rating associations as the most important to our ministry. ECFA and ACCORD affirm the financial integrity elements and the biblical foundations of our memberships with them. Charity Navigator is the third. Although Charity Navigator is a secular agency, Bright Hope has a Four-Star Rating from them. And we are grateful.
A four-star rating means that you can give with confidence. Know that every dollar you contribute to Bright Hope will impact the extreme poor. According to Charity Navigator, a Four-Star Rating means that an organization “Exceeds or meets best practices and industry standards across almost all areas. Likely to be a highly effective charity.”
So, how did Charity Navigator determine whether or not to give Bright Hope a Four-Star Rating? Charity Navigator evaluates non-profits in the following areas and scores them from 0-100:
- Impact & Results: Evaluating the impact Bright Hope’s programs relative to our operating costs to run our programs.
- Accountability & Finance: Assessing Bright Hope’s tax forms, administrative structures and economic health to show that we have transparent, efficient and sustainable financial practices.
- Leadership & Adaptability: Examining Bright Hope’s leaders and organizational structure and our ability to flexibly adapt to change (like a pandemic), while still achieving our mission to care for the extreme poor.
- Culture & Community: Analyzing Bright Hope’s organizational culture and how we care for our Allies, as well as the impoverished individuals, families and communities we serve.
After adding up the scores in these areas, a score of 90 or more earns a charity a Four-Star Rating, Bright Hope received a 99. You can check us out on Charity Navigator here: https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/237004991!
We know you want to help the world’s poorest families leave behind hunger, fear and isolation. To do that, these families need a reliable way to put food on the table. You can help them pay for their kids’ education and find hope in Jesus. The problem is most agencies don’t include faith and economic development in their strategies to help the poor. But Bright Hope ministers through local in-country, Bible-believing churches. We teach them how to pave a path out of poverty and find hope for today, tomorrow and for eternity.
Right now, nearly 720 million people are stuck living on $2 a day. Bright Hope helps them increase their incomes and break the poverty cycle. Please partner with us, knowing that we will your use your gifts with integrity and efficiency in order to bring lasting change to struggling families and communities.