Northwest Assistance Ministries Receives Coveted 4-Rating from Charity Navigator

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) received the highly-coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

The rating comes after NAM’s continued robust financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency to the community, according to America’s largest independent charity evaluator, Charity Navigator.

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish NAM’s mission of Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” said Carole Little, NAM President & CEO. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

“NAM’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 NAM to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support NAM.”

Since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. In the last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 114,000 people through its many programs and services.

For more information about NAM, please visit or call (281) 885-4555.

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