HSHV receives designation among top 6% of charities rated by Charity Navigator

Jorah the dogAnn Arbor, MI (June 27, 2016) –Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, gave its top 4-star rating for the fifth year in a row to the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV), recognizing HSHV for sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.

“Only 6% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that [the] Humane Society of Huron Valley outperforms most other charities in America,” writes Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator.

HSHV has the number one Charity Navigator rating among animal shelters in Michigan.

Charity Navigator has reviewed over 8,000 US charities on 17 governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, providing an evaluation of a charity’s financial health, accountability and transparency. They recently upgraded their rating methodology to give donors a better picture of how an organization performs over time.

“Our ratings show givers how efficiently we believe 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.”

“Every day of every month, we work hard to ensure we’re making the most of donor’s money and returning it in results, so we’re thrilled to receive four-stars from Charity Navigator,” says Jaci Portaro, HSHV’s VP of marketing and development. “And though we’ve received this top rating five years in a row, every year is new, and our diligence has continued and will continue daily.”


About The Humane Society of Huron Valley:

The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on the generosity of our supporters to provide critical community programs and services. HSHV is an award-winning organization, recognized for our best practices and highest animal “save-rate” among all similar shelters in Michigan. Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluator, awarded HSHV a 4-star ranking, the highest possible. The mission of HSHV is to promote the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with any other humane organization and does not receive funding from the United Way. More information can be found on HSHV’s website (hshv.org) and on our annual report (www.hshv.org/2014annualreport). 

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest independent, charity evaluator in the U.S., 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 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 non-profit 501(c)(3) organization 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 at charitynavigator.org, or (201) 818-1288, or at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, NJ  07452.

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