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HPR earns perfect score in new Charity Navigator metric

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Hawaiʻi Public Radio has earned a perfect score (100 out of a possible 100) in a new evaluation category from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofits. The Leadership & Adaptability metric was recently added to provide additional insight on how organizations were impacted by the pandemic, and how they adapted. The new category provides an impartial assessment of the organization's leadership capacity, strategic thinking and planning, and ability to innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization's mission.

"Despite the uncertainties presented by the pandemic, HPR has been a continuous, reliable source for news, music, and entertainment for our statewide audiences," said José A. Fajardo, HPR President & General Manager. "Our top score in this new category is a recognition of our adaptability and unwavering commitment to our community, even in difficult times."

HPR has maintained an overall 4-star Charity Navigator rating (the highest possible) for nine years in a row; only 4% of charities evaluated receive this sustained top distinction. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating; the rating system includes include metrics on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of accountability & transparency, and financial health.

HPR's rating and other information about charitable giving are available at

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