United Way of Indian River County Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator and GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency
United Way of Indian River County earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source for nonprofit information, as well as a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the seventh consecutive time that UWIRC has earned this top distinction from Charity Navigator.
“United Way of Indian River County’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds UWIRC to a distinguished group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges.”
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Way raised, leveraged, and distributed more than $5.2 million for relief and recovery, in addition to annual allocations to nonprofit partners. Over $1.4 million came from donations through the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, then federal funding became available and UWIRC received an allocation of $3.8 million from Indian River County to serve as a conduit for local organizations addressing critical needs.
“We are committed to demonstrating up-to-date metrics with our partners,” said Meredith Egan, Chief Executive Officer. “Our donors can trust that we are a financially responsible, ethical charity and will be good stewards of the dollars raised in our community.”
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About United Way of Indian River County
United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a strong foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information about your local United Way, please call (772) 567-8900 or visit our website, UnitedWayIRC.org
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