JNF Receives Charity Navigator's Top Rating for Fourth Consecutive Year
Contact: Sarit Schonbrun • JNF Communications Manager • 212-879-9305 ext. 222 • email@example.com
October 2, 2009—New York, NY—Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator, has bestowed its fourth consecutive 4-star rating on Jewish National Fund (JNF) for the organization’s sound fiscal management.
Only 7% of the more than 5,400 charities rated have received this coveted evaluation four years in a row.
The rating indicates “that Jewish National Fund, United States consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” wrote Charity Navigator’s president and CEO Ken Berger in a letter to JNF. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Jewish National Fund, United States from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
JNF has also been rated a top charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy and meets the 20 rigorous standards of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and the transparency standards of Tzedakah, Inc.
“JNF works hard to efficiently manage the contributions that are entrusted to us and meet the high standards our donors deserve,” said Mitchel Rosenzweig, JNF’s chief financial officer. “We are gratified to once again be recognized by a leader in the charity watchdog field.”
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JEWISH NATIONAL FUND (JNF) began in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere. Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. JNF gives all generations of Jews a unique voice in building a prosperous future for the land of Israel and its people.
JNF embodies both heart and action; our work is varied in scope but singular in benefit. We strive to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel’s residents, and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is greening the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel’s water supply, helping develop innovative arid-agriculture techniques, and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism.
JNF is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and United Nations NGO, which continuously earns top ratings from charity overseers.
For more information on JNF, call 888-JNF-0099 or visit www.jnf.org.