‘Friends of IdahoPTV’ Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

The Friends of Idaho Public Television‘s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time the Friends of IdahoPTV has earned this top distinction.

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Since 2002, using objective analysis, 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. In 2016, they upgraded their methodology for rating each charity’s financial health.

“The Friends of Idaho Public Television’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” says Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction. 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 Idaho Public Television.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission of harnessing the power of public media to encourage lifelong learning, connect Idaho’s communities, and enrich the lives of all Idahoans,” says Jenifer Johnson, IdahoPTV’s development director. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability and 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.

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