Islamic Relief awarded four stars by Charity Navigator for seventh year, described a worthy of public ‘trust’
(Washington, D.C.)—For the seventh consecutive year, non-profit relief and development organization Islamic Relief USA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded “four stars” for its fiscal transparency and organizational efficiency from leading charity evaluator Charity Navigator. “This is an accomplishment everyone can take pride in,” said Abed Ayoub, CEO of Islamic Relief USA. “Our organization is built on the spirit of our volunteers and the conviction of our donors to make a difference. We take this trust very seriously and do what we can to keep overhead costs low in order to maximize our resources for those in need.” According to the Charity Navigator website, its rating system is based on an evaluation of an organization’s financial health, efficiency, and capacity in comparison with the performances of similar charities. A four-star rating indicates that a charity’s organizational efficiency and organizational capacity “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.” “Only 2% of the charities we rate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Islamic Relief USA consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger in a letter. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Islamic Relief USA from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.” About Islamic Relief USA: Inspired by Islam’s values on charitable giving and community development, IR USA is a relief organization dedicated to alleviating poverty through disaster relief and development projects in the U.S. and globally for communities regardless of color, race, religion, or creed. For more information, please visit www.islamicreliefusa.org. Islamic Relief USA’s response efforts to Hurricane Katrina assisted over 60,000 people in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and also raised more than $2.2 million dollars for the Haiti earthquake. Its domestic programs include “Day of Dignity” (www.dayofdignity.com), an annual campaign to provide thousands of homeless and underserved people in cities across America with food, clothing, blankets, medical care, first aid, and other social needs.