The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Earns 10th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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Publication Date: 
05/18/2017

This distinction puts the NKFM in the top 1% of charities. 

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Earns
Tenth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

ANN ARBOR, MICH. — (May 18, 2017)— For the tenth consecutive year, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) has been recognized for its success in sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by receiving a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator.

The accountability and 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.

“The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’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. This rating adds the NKFM 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 the NKFM. Only 1% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that National Kidney Foundation of Michigan outperforms most other charities in America.”

“The NKFM is extremely honored to receive a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the tenth consecutive year,” said NKFM President and CEO Daniel Carney. “We’ll strive to continue, and improve upon, the sound business practices that have continually earned our organization this recognition.”

The NKFM offers award winning programs and services to the more than 900,000 people with kidney disease in Michigan, as well as those at highest risk. The mission of the NKFM is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. 

To learn more about the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, visit www.nkfm.org.

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About the NKFM:

The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. The NKFM is widely known for providing more programs and services to more people than any other region or state. The organization is recognized for its success in sound fiscal management by receiving a 4-star rating, for the last 10 years in a row, from Charity Navigator—the nation’s leading charity evaluator.

About Charity Navigator:

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, 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 more than 8,000 charities. 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 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452

Charity Navigator – 4-Star Letter – 2017