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Girl Scouts of Northern California Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator


Girl Scouts of Northern California’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

This is the 5th consecutive year in which Girl Scouts of Northern California has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

“Girl Scouts of Northern California’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Girl Scouts of Northern California to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Girl Scouts of Northern California.”

 “It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely as we build girls of courage, confidence, and character in Northern California,” said Marina Park, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern California.  “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our members, donors, and supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

About Girl Scouts of Northern California
Girl Scouts of Northern California, www.gsnorcal.org, is committed to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place throughout 19 Northern California counties. We tailor our programs for the developmental, educational, emotional, and social needs of girls from grades K-12.  Activities range from teaching STEM concepts, to team building, to graphic design, to outdoor cooking...the sky’s the limit. At Girl Scouts of Northern California, we continually work to provide opportunities for girls (and volunteers) to grow their strengths, passions, and talents.

About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data.