KUOW Earns Fourth Consecutive 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator | KUOW News and Information

KUOW Earns Fourth Consecutive 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Aug 28, 2015

Seattle, Washington: KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio has earned the rare distinction of being awarded a 4-star rating for the fourth consecutive year by Charity Navigator (America’s largest independent charity evaluator).

“KUOW’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Tim Gamory, COO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of the four earns 4 stars – a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness.”

Detailed information about KUOW’s rating is available on Charity Navigator's website.

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.

Contact: Timie Ann Dolan, Producer, Communications & Events
Phone: 206.221.2750
Email: timie@kuow.org

About KUOW

KUOW is the Puget Sound region’s public radio station for local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming, serving listeners in Seattle and Western Washington at 94.9FM; 90.3FM KQOW in Bellingham, KUOW2 90.7 in Bellingham, 1340AM in Olympia, and KUOW and KUOW2 online and HD services. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public, one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1999 and governed by a community board.

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org,  is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.