Guadalupe Center has earned its fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most-utilized independent nonprofit evaluator.
Charity Navigator evaluates nonprofit organizations on their financial strength, accountability and transparency. Guadalupe Center’s 4-star rating means it adheres to strict accounting procedures while disclosing pertinent financial and operational information to the federal government.
Charity Navigator aims to guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability and transparency of thousands of nonprofits each year.
“A 4-star rating is reserved for only the top charitable organizations, so for Guadalupe Center to receive the top rating for four consecutive years certainly is a tremendous achievement,” said Dawn Montecalvo, president of Guadalupe Center. “Donors want to feel confident that their philanthropic support is being spent wisely, and Charity Navigator’s thorough analysis of our financial records indicates that is indeed the case at Guadalupe Center.”
Guadalupe Center, which received a perfect evaluation score of 100 for accountability and transparency, is one of just 11 education-focused nonprofits in Florida to earn 4-star ratings in four consecutive years.
“Only 21% of the charities we evaluate have received at least four consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Guadalupe Center outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Guadalupe Center apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
Guadalupe Center’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee. It serves more than 1,400 students annually through a nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program.
About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprofit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children’s accomplishments: 95% meet or exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100% of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 94% graduate with a post-secondary degree.