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Dear DIEGO MANIACCO,
Recently, we got some terrific news: Charity Navigator, an independent
evaluator of US-based nonprofit charities, awarded the Free Software
Foundation (FSF) a four-star rating, the highest available. According
to the confirmation letter from Charity Navigator president Michael
Thatcher, this rating demonstrates the FSF's "strong financial health
and commitment to accountability and transparency." A four-star
charity, according to their ratings, "exceeds industry standards and
outperforms most charities in its cause."
This is our seventh time in a row receiving the coveted four-star
rating! Only 7% of the charities that Charity Navigator evaluates have
gotten this many in a row, and they assess over 9,000 charities a
year. As Thatcher's letter says, "This exceptional designation from
Charity Navigator sets the Free Software Foundation apart from its
peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness." Even
better: our overall score went from 96.66 out of 100% last year, up to
98.55 this cycle.
We do score 100% in the transparency category, which we work very hard
at. You can see all of our audited financials at
https://www.fsf.org/about/financial, and our yearly annual
reports give you even more details about our activities. It's nice
to see this effort pay off.
This is why you can be confident that when you contribute to the
FSF, we're going to turn your money into free software
advocacy, infrastructure, and development – and you
don't have to just take our word for it, either. We have a certificate
that says so! And if you need more confirmation, you can see Charity
Navigator's breakdown of our facts and figures on their Free Software
Foundation summary page.
Outreach and Communications Coordinator