After a dozen years of 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, OMRF continues to prove that Oklahomans can trust it to use their donations wisely.
For the 12th consecutive year, OMRF received the highest possible rating from CharityNavigator.org, the nation’s largest charity evaluator. The foundation was complimented for “sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.”
Only 12 Oklahoma organizations earned a 4-star rating this year. In Oklahoma City, City Rescue Mission, Infant Crisis Services, Reaching Souls International, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the United Way of Central Oklahoma all received this distinction.
“Less than one percent of the charities we rate have received at least 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation outperforms most other charities in America,” said Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”
Using publicly available financial information, Charity Navigator promotes intelligent giving by providing report cards for U.S. and international charities. The nonprofit organization measures charities on financial health and accountability and transparency in order to predict how efficiently a charity will use support. It then assigns each charity a score from zero to four stars.
OMRF is the only Oklahoma entity on Charity Navigator’s list of the 10 Charities with the most consecutive 4-star ratings, alongside The Children’s Aid Society, the Institute for Justice and the Carnegie Institution for Science.
“So many families in the state and across the country are struggling to get their finances back on track,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “When our donors give to life-saving scientific research at OMRF, they need to know we’re putting their gifts to good use. Whether it’s groundbreaking research into autoimmune diseases or helping fund clinical drug trials to treat a deadly form of brain cancer, we work to earn their trust every day.”
Donors demand more accountability and transparency from the charities they support, said Berger.
“Our goal in all of this is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.”