GiveWell Names Nurse-Family Partnership its Top U.S. Charity

Dec 20, 2010, 09:00 ET from Nurse-Family Partnership

DENVER, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nurse-Family Partnership® is the #1 ranked U.S. charity on GiveWell, according to the independent charity evaluator's current rankings. GiveWell has scrutinized 409 charities to date, and Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is one of only 11 nonprofits worldwide presently recommended as worthy of philanthropic investment. NFP also ranks as the #9 charity worldwide. In its evaluation of Nurse-Family Partnership — the nonprofit that oversees an evidence-based home visitation program, in which registered nurses make home visits to low-income, first-time mothers — GiveWell called NFP's evidence of effectiveness "strong" and its programmatic monitoring and evaluation as "excellent." GiveWell gave NFP a Gold Medal in its overall assessment, making NFP one of just two charities to receive this designation, and the only one based in the United States.

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"We are honored by GiveWell's recognition for our evidence-based approach to improving the lives of America's most vulnerable families," said NFP President & CEO Thomas R. Jenkins, Jr. "We hope this endorsement of our effectiveness, from a leading charity evaluator, will allow donors to support our efforts with confidence."

Elsewhere in the GiveWell rankings, Nurse-Family Partnership was recognized on a state level: Invest in Kids, the nonprofit organization charged with implementing and managing the Nurse-Family Partnership program throughout Colorado, is currently the #3 U.S. charity on GiveWell.

About Nurse-Family Partnership

The Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office (www.nursefamilypartnership.org) is committed to producing enduring improvements in the health and well being of low-income, first-time parents and their children by helping communities implement and sustain an evidence-based public health program of home visiting by registered nurses. Nurse-Family Partnership is the most rigorously tested maternal and early childhood health program of its kind. Randomized, controlled trials conducted over 30 years demonstrate multi-generational outcomes that benefit society economically and reduce long-term social service expenditures. Nurse-Family Partnership is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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