St. Paul, Minnesota, September 21, 2023 – Mano a Mano International is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates Mano a Mano as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.

Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.

“We are delighted to provide Mano a Mano with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that Mano a Mano is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

 “Our Four-Star Charity Navigator is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said Mano a Mano Executive Director Nate Knatterud-Hubinger. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission partnering together – Hand in Hand – to transform the health and well-being of Bolivian communities in need.”

Learn more about Mano a Mano’s work across our five counterpart organizations in Minnesota and Bolivia on our website (where we post updates regularly) and our 2022 Annual Report.

Visit Mano a Mano’s Charity Navigator page.

Mano a Mano’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on (here is a link to Mano a Mano’s page on Charity Navigator).

Mano a Mano Has Had Four-Star Charity Navigator Ratings For 10 Years

Check out a few of previous 4-star ratings that Mano a Mano has earned over the past decade: