Once again, the Armed Services YMCA has received four stars, the highest possible rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management and a proven commitment to accountability and transparency.
According to Charity Navigator, only 26% of the thousands of charities they evaluate received two or more consecutive 4-star ratings. This top honor makes the ASYMCA exceptional among other American charities and demonstrates to donors and the public that we are worthy of their trust and support.
“This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way," said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. "Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Armed Services YMCA exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work.
“We are pleased to be recognized as a top performing charity by Charity Navigator,” said William French, President | CEO of the Armed Services YMCA. "The support we provide is vital to the American Military Family. We owe it to them and our donors to use every dollar wisely and effectively. As the oldest military support organization in America, we are proud to continue our legacy which started on the battlefields of the Civil War 155 years ago."
About the Armed Services YMCA
The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves active duty military members and their families.
Each year, we serve more than half a million junior enlisted active duty Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen and family members from 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Make Military Life Easier.
We are not like your typical YMCA, our focus in on the resiliency of military families. The challenges they face as they provide for the safety and security of our nation is immense. We owe it to them to help.
The programs, services, and events we provide are designed to help the family come together, stay together, and have the ability to adjust, bounce back, and thrive wherever the services sends them.
About Charity Navigator
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