created at: 2012-10-16Charity Navigator, America’s leading independent charity evaluator, has bestowed its 4-star rating on Jewish National Fund (JNF) for the organization’s sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency.

Receiving the coveted 4-star rating is a demonstration of JNF’s excellence in two distinct components—financial health, and accountability and transparency. The criteria include fundraising efficiency, growth in primary revenue and program expenses, donor privacy policy, and independent voting board members.

“JNF is honored to be included amongst the nation’s best-performing charities,” said JNF National Treasurer and Rhode Island Board President, Michael Lederman. “This recognition is of real interest and importance to our donors who are so enormously committed to developing the land of Israel and improving the quality of life for the people of Israel.”                           

 JNF has also been rated a top charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy and meets the 20 rigorous standards of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and the transparency standards of Tzedakah, Inc.

“JNF continuously strives to meet the highest standards,” said New England Board President Lawrence Cohen. “Our organizational realignment has raised JNF to amongst the most technologically efficient, best-performing non-profit organizations in the country. JNF’s scrupulous business standards enable the organization to carry out the vision of building a thriving Israel with the support of our donors.”

“JNF is committed to meeting the high standards our donors deserve through efficient and conscientious management of the contributions that are entrusted to us,” said Michael Blank, Boston Board President. “We are gratified to be recognized by a leader in the charity watchdog field.”

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