Sankara Nethralaya receives 4 Star rating!!!!
We are very delighted to inform you all that Charity Navigator (the organization that ranks non profits in US) has awarded Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust a 4 star rating. This is the highest ranking an organization can receive in USA.
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust has met all compliance’s for Charity Navigator to receive this 4 Star rating.
We greatly appreciate all your support in making this possible and take SN OM Trust to another level. 🙏
Charity Navigator was launched in spring 2001 by John P. (Pat) Dugan, a wealthy pharmaceutical executive and philanthropist. The group’s mission was to help “…donors make informed giving decisions and enabling well-run charities to demonstrate their commitment to proper stewardship” of donor dollars. Initially, Charity Navigator provided financial ratings for 1,100 charities, and has data on 8,500 as of mid-2017.
In 2011, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance selected Charity Navigator as a Money Management Innovation for “helping millions of people become philanthropists,” and they on Time magazine‘s top 50 websites of 2006 list.
However, a 2014 Chronicle of Philanthropy interview on the non-profit sector by Nicholas Kristof identified them with a trend he deplored: “There is too much emphasis on inputs and not enough on impact,” Kristof said. “This has been worsened by an effort to create more accountability through sites like Charity Navigator. There is so much emphasis now on expense ratios that there is an underinvestment in administration and efficiency.”
A 2014 survey of attitudes toward charity evaluation lauded Charity Navigator in six of seven categories