Vitamin Angels Receives 6th 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Aug 08, 2013, 16:20 ET from Vitamin Angels

National Charity Evaluator Recognizes Vitamin Angels as an Outstanding Non-profit

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charity Navigator, a national charity evaluator, has recognized Vitamin Angels – a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that distributes vitamins and minerals to children and mothers in need –  with its 6th 4-Star Rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. This places Vitamin Angels in an elite category; fewer than 6% of charities have earned this recognition.

"Our 6th 4-star rating really deserves to be shared by all of the incredible donors who make Vitamin Angels' work possible, the dedicated field partners (those in-country indigenous organizations who serve the children we are reaching), and our committed team who show up every day for one reason - to help children and moms have a chance to live healthy and productive lives," said Howard Schiffer, President and Founder of Vitamin Angels.

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 69.58 points. Vitamin Angels' exceptional performance has earned 4-star ratings for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

As indicated in an official letter from Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator, the "'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Vitamin Angels from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."

Vitamin Angels is committed to reaching the children most in need with lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals in the most efficient and effective way possible. Every donation is valued because it helps give children around the world a chance to achieve their full potential.

Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need—specifically pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five—gain access to lifesaving and life changing micronutrients. In 2013, Vitamin Angels is working to reach 30 million children in over 40 countries, including the US, with the vital nutrients they need as a foundation for good health. Vitamin Angels has received six consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency. To learn more, visit

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