By LeAnna Bennett, Social Media Fellow

Operation HOPE, Inc. has received its second, consecutive 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by the prestigious nonprofit evaluator, Charity Navigator. A 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating for a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is just about the highest compliment an organization can receive for its fiscal, organizational and programmatic leadership, and management.

“So proud of this. Charity Navigator just issued a prized 4-Star Rating to the organization I founded 24+ years ago — Operation HOPE, Inc. This rating establishes HOPE as a true national best-in-class organization, fiscally, financially, pragmatically and otherwise. More than 80% of every dollar raised at HOPE, goes directly to empower people’s lives in and for underserved communities. Everyone associated with Operation HOPE, has as much to be proud of here, as I do. The Silver Rights Movement is REAL.”

John Hope Bryant, Chairman, Founder and CEO of Operation HOPE

About Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator 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 & Transparency of roughly 5,500 mid-to-large sized charities that garner roughly 50% of all private contributions made in the USA each year (not including houses of worship). 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. As a result, Charity Navigator, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers.