Charity Navigator Awards American Leprosy Missions with 4-Star Rating

Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded American Leprosy Missions the prestigious 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

The rating indicates that American Leprosy Missions “adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way,” John P. Dugan, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Charity Navigator, wrote in a congratulatory letter addressed to American Leprosy Missions’ President and CEO Bill Simmons.

“We are honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating,” said Simmons. “Our supporters and the people affected by leprosy whom we serve deserve transparency, integrity and accountability, and I am very pleased that we are recognized for providing it.”

Charity Navigator works to help charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on more than eight thousand charities nationwide and by evaluating their financial health. Only a quarter of the charities evaluated have received the highest, four-star rating. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates American Leprosy Missions from its peers and highlights its focus on good stewardship of charitable contributions.

Based on information provided in IRS form 990, Charity Navigator analyzed American Leprosy Missions’ performance in seven financial metrics. It also evaluated the organization in several accountability and transparency performance metrics, giving American Leprosy Missions an overall rating of 91.03 on a scale of 0-100.

American Leprosy Missions’ Charity Navigator Profile

About American Leprosy Missions

American Leprosy Missions, based in Greenville, South Carolina, is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States dedicated to curing and caring for people affected by leprosy and related diseases. It currently operates in countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas. During its more than 100-year history, American Leprosy Missions has provided holistic care to more than four million people around the world including medical treatment and training, community development and vaccine research.

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