Charity Navigator 4 Star Rating

Rancho Coastal Humane Society awarded 4 stars – Best in the state

Rancho Coastal Humane Society Awarded Four Charity Navigator Stars
For The Fourth Year in a Row
How do we earn that pesky seven-hundredths of one percent?

Four stars…the highest possible rating…has once again been awarded to your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas by Charity Navigator, America’s Largest Charity Evaluator. Out of 100 possible points, RCHS earned a score and rating of 99.93.

In a letter to RCHS President Jim Silveira, Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael A. Thatcher says, “Rancho Coastal Humane Society has earned our fourth consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.”

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Rancho Coastal Humane Society exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 12% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Rancho Coastal Humane Society outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Rancho Coastal Humane Society apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

Silveira says, “Charity Navigator identifies eight animal welfare organizations with perfect scores of 100. Just three of them are working animal shelters. Rancho Coastal Humane Society is the fourth highest Charity Navigator rated animal shelter in the United States and the highest rated animal shelter in California.”

Charity Navigator urges donors to research before giving.

  • Make sure the organization is a bona fide, tax exempt 501 (c)(3) public charity.
  • Examine the charity’s finances.
  • Ensure the charity is accountable and transparent.

They also recommend that you follow up on the charity in six months to a year to find out how it is using your money. If you’re pleased, investigate a longer term financial commitment. If not, start over again researching other organizations.

For more information about Rancho Coastal Humane Society, visit the shelter at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or call 760-753-6413.

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