Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) once again received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator this fall, the highest distinction given by the nation’s largest charity evaluator, reported Trey Oakley, president and CEO of MCH. The organization also maintains the Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
“Receiving the four-star designation from Charity Navigator and the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar affirms the claims we make about MCH being an elite organization,” he said. “We take great pride in learning from credible organizations who measure our actions with established best practices across the nation and world.”
By shining a light on the health of nonprofit organizations, Charity Navigator serves as a valuable metric for individuals seeking to make well-informed philanthropic decisions. Charity Navigator rates nonprofit organizations on impact and results, accountability and finance, leadership and adaptability, and culture and community. MCH has maintained a four-star rating for nearly a decade and received a 100 percent rating in each category in 2023 – the highest across-the-board rating the organization has achieved.
“We have a collection of strategic commitments at Methodist Children’s Home called ‘ONE MCH’ that bring us together and help us carry out our mission,” Oakley said. “These commitments – Five-Star Service, Authentic Accountability, Focused and Flexible Ministries, and Culture of Learning – articulate our pledge to serving at the highest level.
Oakley noted that “very few charitable organizations achieve these designations in the same year. This is a testament to our commitment to regular self-evaluation of our programs and practices for the ultimate goal of being who God needs us to be for the children, youth and families of Texas and New Mexico.”