SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vitamin Angels, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by connecting infants and children under five with vital nutrients, has received its fifth consecutive four-star rating (the highest rating possible) from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The 4-star rating was awarded by Charity Navigator using an expanded two-dimensional rating system (CN 2.0) which evaluates not only a charity's financial performance but also their accountability and transparency; out of a possible 70 points, Vitamin Angels' scored 69.68 points. Vitamin Angels' exceptional performance has earned 4-star ratings for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Howard B. Schiffer, Vitamin Angels' President and Founder, said "Our 5th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator is a tremendous validation of Vitamin Angels' primary commitment: to reach the children most in need with essential nutrients and do this in the most efficient and effective way possible. We value every donation we receive because we know they will help give children around the world a chance to lead healthier and more productive lives."
A letter from Charity Navigator's President and CEO, Ken Berger, noted, "Approximately a quarter of the [5,500] charities we evaluate have received our highest rating, indicating that Vitamin Angels outperforms most other charities in America. This "exceptional" designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Vitamin Angels from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
About Vitamin Angels
Vitamin Angels is dedicated to reducing child mortality worldwide by advancing availability, access and use of essential micronutrients, especially vitamin A, among at-risk populations. In 2012, Vitamin Angels will reach approximately 25,000,000 children in over 40 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. To learn more, visit vitaminangels.org.
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