Mano a Mano – 4 out of 4 Star Rating on Charity Navigator

We are happy to share that Mano a Mano International Partners has recently been given a 4 out of 4 Star Rating – the highest possible rating – and an overall rating of 96.05 out of 100 from Charity Navigator!

We are rated 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator. Here's the link.

We are rated 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator. Here’s the link.

Charity Navigator

From the Charity Navigator website: “Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In our quest to help donors, our team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. We’ve used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 8,000 of America’s best-known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities.”

Only 20% of Charities Rated Receive 2 Consecutive 4-Star Ratings

In the letter from Charity Navigator to Mano a Mano sharing the 4-star rating, they wrote:

“We are proud to announce Mano a Mano International has earned our second consecutive 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 20% of the charities we rate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Mano a Mano International outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Mano a Mano International from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

Competence and Accountability

These are 2 words that have always been extremely important to Mano a Mano; they represent 2 of the 8 key concepts of our founding philosophy. (These concepts are gone into great detail in Mano a Mano’s book, which is available for purchase here.) These concepts are important whether we are talking about our finances and accounting for our US audits, or keeping communties informed and engaged while building projects in Bolivia.

We are proud to be recognized by Charity Navigator with this 4 star rating.

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Mano a Mano staff meeting with community residents to discuss the Wirkini Water Reservoir project currently being built. Community meetings are a regular part of our process before, during, and after building projects.