The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has received the highest possible rating from the nation’s largest charity evaluator.
Charity Navigator awarded OMRF a four-star rating, with the Oklahoma City-based nonprofit biomedical research institute scoring 97.89 out of a possible 100.
This is the 19th time OMRF has earned Charity Navigator’s top rating. Points are awarded for demonstrating a strong commitment to accountability, transparency and good financial health.
“The intent of our work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher. “This exceptional designation sets OMRF apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
Using publicly available financial information, Charity Navigator promotes intelligent giving by providing report cards for U.S. and international charities.
The nonprofit organization evaluates more than 160,000 charities and measures performance in areas such as fundraising, program and administrative expenses, fundraising efficiency, revenue and expense growth, overall transparency, and more. It then assigns each charity a rating from zero to four stars so that donors have confidence when making a charitable gift.
“Being good stewards of our donors’ gifts is a responsibility we take seriously,” said OMRF President Stephen M. Prescott, M.D. “When people choose to support OMRF, they can feel confident that we use their gifts to fund life-saving research and research alone.”