HPR Rated Top Charity for 7th Consecutive Year

Aug 17, 2018

For the seventh consecutive year, Hawai‘i Public Radio has been awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity evaluator. HPR's top rating demonstrates that the member-supported station executes its mission of providing non-commercial cultural and informational programming in a financially efficient way and is committed to accountability and transparency.

In his August 1st congratulatory letter to the station, President and CEO of Charity Navigator Michael Thatcher wrote:

Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Hawaii Public Radio exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 5% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Hawaii Public Radio outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Hawaii Public Radio apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

Additionally, HPR was placed at the top of the list in Charity Navigator's July 31st blog of the Ten Best Public Radio Stations.

“This recognition of our fiscal responsibility couldn’t be more timely,” said José A. Fajardo, HPR President and General Manager. “We are about to go on the air with our fall fund drive and will be able to share with our donors this unbiased confirmation that we take seriously the good stewardship of their contributions. 71 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the programs and services these listeners have come to rely on."

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.CharityNavigator.org, is the largest expert charity evaluator in America. The organization publishes evaluations of the financial health, accountability and transparency of charities and provides data for 1.8 million nonprofits. Charity Navigator is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. No fee is charged to the organizations being rated and there is no fee to consumers to access the ratings.