Serving as the largest and most comprehensive provider of shelter and
support services in DuPage County, DuPagePads has earned a 4-star rating—its highest rating—from Charity Navigator, having been recognized and evaluated for its sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 3rd consecutive year that
DuPagePads has earned this top distinction, and the 6th time since its first evaluation in 2011.
Charity Navigator awards 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 account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, revealing 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 stakeholders.
“Trust—and a true partnership with our donors—are essential to our work to end homelessness. Using funding wisely and transparently is paramount right now, during the largest public health crisis of our lifetimes. It is our privilege to help donors provide shelter and food to families and individuals in a housing crisis,” said April Redzic, President & CEO of DuPagePads. “We value our 4-star Charity Navigator rating and what it demonstrates to our supporters about taking our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”
“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies how DuPagePads exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only 25% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that DuPagePads outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets DuPagePads apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”
Information about volunteering in person and virtually to help end homelessness are available at www.volunteer.dupagePads.org .