FFHL Earns 4-Star Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year

The Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land’s (FFHL’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 fifth consecutive time that the FFHL has earned this top distinction. Only 25% of charities achieve the four star rating, and only 8% achieve it five years in a row.

“The Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land’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. “This adds the FFHL to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. People can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to support our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land,” said Fr. Peter Vasko, President of the FFHL.  “Our 4-star rating demonstrates our good stewardship and financial accountability.”

With fourteen different programs, the FFHL uses the donations it receives to provide education, housing subsidies, vocational programs, and other much-needed support to Christians living in the Holy Land. Their goal is to stem the tide of Christians leaving the Holy Land, in order to maintain a living, worshipping Christian community in Christianity’s most holy places.

Charity Navigator helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability, and 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.

The FFHL’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org.