NFFF receives coveted charity designations
EMMITSBURG, MD (July 19, 2021) – The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is proud to announce that we have received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity appraiser in the United States. This is the sixth consecutive time that the NFFF has won this supreme distinction. We are also delighted to announce that the NFFF has achieved the Platinum Transparency Seal, which is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. This has been accomplished by showcasing the progress and results we are making towards our mission.
For anyone who supports a charity, it’s important to know that their generous donations are being used wisely to make a difference. A 4-star rating from Charity Navigator reassures potential donors that an organization adheres to good governance and other best practices. It shows that a charity consistently carries out its mission in a financially responsible manner.
“The 4-star rating from the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial responsibility,” said Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “It is important that our donors have confidence that their donations are used to accomplish the mission of the NFFF. “
To achieve GuideStar’s highest seal of transparency, the NFFF has added detailed information to its nonprofit profile on GuideStar: in-depth financial information, qualitative information about our goals, the strategies used to achieve those goals, and the capabilities of the organization to continue on our commitment to honor fallen U.S. firefighters, help the families of victims rebuild their lives, and work to prevent deaths and injuries in the line of duty. “We are delighted to show the results of our organization. By updating our nonprofit GuideStar profile to Platinum level, everyone can now see our strategy, actions and accomplishments, ”said Troy Markel, Chairman of the Board of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
About the National Foundation for Fallen Firefighters
The United States Congress established the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a national effort to remember fallen American firefighters. Since 1992, the nonprofit foundation has developed and expanded programs to honor fallen fire heroes and help their families and colleagues. The Foundation also works closely with the US Fire Administration to help prevent and reduce fatalities and injuries in the line of duty. For more information on the NFFF and its programs, visit www.firehero.org. The NFFF does not solicit funds over the phone. A good practice for donors is to visit the Charity Navigator website to rate a charity before making a donation. Beware of telephone solicitations and be sure to donate your money to a charity you trust.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity reviewer in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide smart giving by assessing the financial health, accountability and transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator does not accept any advertising or donation from the organizations it reviews, ensuring unbiased reviews, nor does it charge the public for this reliable data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity, relies on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations who believe it provides an indispensable service to U.S. charitable donors. Charity Navigator can be contacted directly by phone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, NJ, 07452.
About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles
In February 2019, GuideStar partnered with Foundation Center to form Candid, a new 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. Today, GuideStar is a service of Candid. The GuideStar database contains a profile for each tax-exempt nonprofit organization registered with the IRS. The profiles contain information directly from nonprofit organizations, the IRS, and other partners in the nonprofit sector. Candid encourages every nonprofit organization to claim and update their profile at no cost to the organization. The update allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 13 million people who visit guidestar.org to learn more about nonprofits each year. The update also allows nonprofits to share information with more than 200 philanthropic websites and apps powered by GuideStar data, such as AmazonSmile, Facebook, and Network for Good. To achieve a given level of participation, organizations must complete all required fields for that level. GuideStar participation levels, recognized as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participant profiles in the GuideStar database.