Give Kids The World Village, the Central Florida-based nonprofit resort for children with critical illnesses, has received its 13th consecutive four-star rating – the highest possible – for financial health, accountability, and transparency from the nation’s leading independent evaluator of charities.
Charity Navigator announced the ratings recently, saying that less than 1% of the charities they evaluate have received at least 13 consecutive four-star evaluations.
Charities with four-star ratings “exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in their cause,” Charity Navigator wrote on its website.
Give Kids The World President and CEO Pamela Landwirth said she was thrilled that the organization has scored so highly the last 13 years. The Village, she said, is dedicated to using donations wisely in order to continue creating happiness and hope for critically ill children and their families.
“We are so gratified to be recognized again by Charity Navigator,” said Landwirth. “We work every day at the Village to ensure that the contributions from our donors are used in the most efficient – and transparent – way possible.”
Charity Navigator, which tracks more than 8,000 organizations, cited the Village for its exceptionally low administrative costs: About 92 cents of every dollar it spends goes directly to services for the children and families it hosts.
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort built exclusively for critically ill children who wish to visit Orlando’s theme parks and other attractions. The Village provides accommodations, meals, transportation, entertainment and much more to visiting children and their families. The weeklong vacation is cost free to families, and no child is ever turned away.
Since its founding 32 years ago, Give Kids The World has hosted more than 160,000 families from all 50 states and 76 countries.