The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has again earned the highest rating from the nation’s largest charity evaluator.
For the 21st time, Charity Navigator awarded a four-star rating to the Oklahoma City-based biomedical research institute. OMRF scored 97 out of a possible 100. Charity Navigator awards points for demonstrating a strong commitment to accountability, transparency and financial health.
The rating designates the foundation as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that OMRF is using its donations effectively and meets or exceeds industry standards.
“Every time someone gives to OMRF, it’s an expression of hope for a better tomorrow,” said OMRF President Andrew Weyrich, Ph.D. “We strictly adhere to the intent of each donation, which is to fund life-saving research. Every penny of every donation goes directly to that purpose.”
Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator promotes intelligent giving by preparing annual report cards on U.S. and international charities. It uses publicly available financial information to evaluate nearly 200,000 organizations and provide unbiased information for more than 11 million donors.
Charity Navigator measures performance in areas such as fundraising, program and administrative expenses, fundraising efficiency, revenue and expense growth and overall transparency. It then assigns a rating of zero to four stars to give donors confidence when making a charitable donation.
“We are delighted to provide OMRF 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 OMRF is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”