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Charity Navigator awards 4-star rating to Katy Christian Ministries

March 18, 2019

Katy Christian Ministries’ 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.

Using objective analysis, Charity Navigator awards 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.

“Katy Christian Ministries’ 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 KCM 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 KCM.”

KCM also places emphasis on the measurable impact of the services and resources it provides to the community.

Recently publishing their 2018 Impact Report, KCM assisted 8,648 unduplicated local households in 2018. KCM has been working to fight poverty, food insecurity, and domestic and sexual abuse for 35 years now. According to the report, 41,279 case management sessions were provided to people seeking assistance with basic needs, food assistance and access to other resources. 718,388 meals were distributed for a total of 862,066 pounds of food given from the KCM Food Pantry. The KCM Crisis Center served a total of 2,644 primary and secondary victims of domestic and sexual violence. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yyzcdla6 to view the full 2018 report.

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to transform lives with their generosity and God’s grace” said Deysi Crespo, KCM executive director.

“Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability,” said Kent Black, KCM board president.

KCM is also accredited by the ECFA and BBB, and ranked a Gold Star Participant with Guidestar. Visit www.charitynavigator.org for information free of charge about KCM’s Charity Navigator rating and charitable giving.