Evanston, IL, September 3, 2019 – YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
This is the fifth consecutive time that YWCA Evanston/North Shore has earned a four-star rating, which is the evaluating organization’s highest distinction.
“It’s important for our donors to trust that we’re using their financial contributions wisely to accomplish our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women,” said Karen Singer, CEO and president of YWCA Evanston/North Shore. “Our four-star rating demonstrates our good governance and financial accountability. It’s the very foundation of who we are and what we do.”
YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More detailed information is available to the site’s visitors who become registered users.
“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that YWCA Evanston/North Shore exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities,” said Michael Thatcher, CEO and president of Charity Navigator. “Only 13% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that YWCA Evanston/North Shore outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets YWCA Evanston/North Shore apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthines.”
About YWCA Evanston/NorthShore
YWCA Evanston/North Shore works to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen local communities. It serves more than 10,000 people annually in northern Cook County. Learn more at www.ywca-ens.org or by calling 847-864-8445.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health and accountability and transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data.