Pilgrim Africa has received a coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluator.

The rating is based on Pilgrim Africa’s demonstration of strong financial health and its commitment to accountability and transparency. 

Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

“Pilgrim Africa’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars — a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. Pilgrim Africa’s supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

The highest possible rating by Charity Navigator illustrates Pilgrim’s commitment to be a wise and effective steward of donations offered by individuals who give in trust and with the charge to impact lives. It represents Pilgrim’s commitment to good governance and highlights how we pursue our mission in a fiscally responsible way.

Pilgrim Africa’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More detailed information about Pilgrim Africa’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service. 


The Pilgrim Team