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CFY Earns a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

CFY is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates CFY as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually. Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.

“We are delighted to provide CFY with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that CFY can accomplish in the years ahead.”

“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said CFY Chairman Fred Miller. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission to elevate the youth of Pinellas County.” CFY leads the way in elevating the youth of Pinellas County by focusing on three pillars: Youth Athletic Grants, Education and Title 1 Elementary Water Safety. These pillars are intended to help children from all backgrounds learn, play, be safe and grow together. For more information on partnering with CFY please visit our website

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