Charity Ratings

Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. In its quest to help donors, its team of professional analysts has examined tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents. It has used this knowledge to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess over 7,000 of America’s best-known and some lesser known, but worthy, charities.

Specifically, Charity Navigator’s rating system examines two broad areas of a charity’s performance; their Financial Health and their Accountability and Transparency. Its ratings show givers how efficiently it believes a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information. It provides these ratings so that charitable givers/ social investors can make intelligent giving decisions, and so that the nonprofit sector can improve its performance. Rankings are given on a star ranking scale from 1-4 stars – with 4 stars being the highest ranking achievable. The USO of NC has been ranked as a 4-star nonprofit for the third year in a row, making it in the top 20% of nonprofits in the country!

Guidestar provides information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. They are a 501©(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents the information including a nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. The USO of NC has received the highest level possible for the last three years including the new highest designation of Platinum.

BBB The USO of NC exceeds the rigorous standards of America’s most experienced charity evaluator, the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.