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.


"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 ( 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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