North Coast Health Ministry awarded four-star rating

Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded North Coast Health Ministry its prestigious four-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. North Coast Health Ministry is currently the only free clinic in Ohio with such a high rating and is one of only 12 out of 1,200 free and charitable clinics across the county to earn four stars.

"We are honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating,” said NCHM Executive Director Lee Elmore. “We work hard to be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. This designation is demonstration of our commitment to transparency and accountability to our many supporters, donors and partners."

Charity Navigator works to help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on more than 5,000 charities nationwide and by evaluating their financial health. It calculates each charity’s score based upon several broad criteria, including how much is spent per dollar raised, what percentage of funds goes to programs vs. administrative and fundraising expenses, and the organization’s long-term financial health. It then assigns a rating from one to four, with four being the best rating.

Ninety-five percent of all funds raised by North Coast Health Ministry are used directly for patient care.

Elizabeth O'Brien

North Coast Health Ministry Development Associate

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Volume 5, Issue 22, Posted 10:21 AM, 10.29.2013