United Way of Williamson County earns top rating from Charity Navigator

Aug. 2, 2017


United Way of Williamson County’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have again earned it a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

This is the sixth consecutive time that United Way of Williamson County has earned this top distinction. Just 5 percent of all American charities reviewed by Charity Navigator have received four stars for six consecutive years.

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

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a four-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics focused on governance, ethical practices and measures of openness to its ratings methodology. These accountability and 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.

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to remove barriers to learning, reduce burdens of financial need and support the community’s most vulnerable,” said United Way of Williamson County President and CEO Pam Bryant. “Our four-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

United Way of Williamson County’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge at www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=11454


About United Way of Williamson County

United Way of Williamson County is committed to creating real change and measurable improvements in the day-to-day lives of thousands of people. We bring together people, companies and organizations from across our local community to identify and support solutions to our most critical issues. Serving Williamson County for 56 years, United Way of Williamson County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community by engaging in collaborative partnerships throughout the community. To live better, we must Live United. To find out more, please visit uwwc.org or call (615) 771-2312.


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. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501(c)(3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.