OMRF has earned four stars—the highest possible rating—from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity ranking service.
Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
“Approximately a quarter of the charities we evaluate have received our highest rating, indicating that Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher. “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.
“When one of the nation’s leading charity evaluators gives you its seal of approval, it’s both humbling and gratifying,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “OMRF makes every effort to ensure that we are good stewards of our supporters’ donations, and this ranking tells us we are succeeding.”
In Oklahoma, 24 charities have received this coveted designation. In Oklahoma County, four-star recipients include Allied Arts Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs, Catholic Charities, City Rescue Mission, Infant Crisis Services, Lyric Theatre, Reaching Souls International, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the United Way of Central Oklahoma and the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City.
“With this four-star rating, anyone who gives to OMRF—or is thinking about giving to OMRF—will know exactly where their money goes: to fund research on cancer, heart and other diseases that touch all of our lives,” said Prescott.