In 2015, the Armed Services YMCA received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. This designation recognizes Armed Services YMCA for consistently executing its mission to enrich the lives of junior enlisted personnel and their families in a fiscally responsible way. As America’s premier independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator reviews the financial health of more than 5,500 of America’s largest charities, providing donors with objective, reliable assessments of the financial health of their chosen charity. The four-star rating indicates that Armed Services YMCA goes beyond industry standards.
In 2015, CharityWatch once again included the Armed Services YMCA as a Top-Rated Military Charity. CharityWatch analysts perform in-depth evaluations of complex charity financial reporting, including audited financial statements, tax forms, annual reports, state filings, and other documents. Once complete, and any required adjustments are made, a charity is assigned a letter grade efficiency rating on an A+ to F scale. ASYMCA was assigned an A.
Armed Services YMCA is a Valued Partner of GuideStar, an organization that aims to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.
Independent Charities of America
The Armed Services YMCA is a proud recipient of the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence, which is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the U.S. Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, arguably the most exclusive fund drive in the world. According to the Independent Charities of America of the 1,000,000 charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 50,000, or 5 percent, meet or exceed these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal.
Military Family and Veterans Service Organizations of America
Military Family and Veterans Service Organizations of America is a nonprofit organization that pre-screens high quality national and international charities and presents them for the public’s giving consideration. Armed Services YMCA is a proud member of MFVSOA.