HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS – TOP rated veterans Charity
Nearly 90 cents of every dollar SPENT Goes directly to our program services supporting Veterans.
Charity Navigator’s rating system examines two broad areas of a charity’s performance; Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency. Their ratings show givers how efficiently they believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information. Charity Navigator has awarded Homes For Our Troops the highest possible rating of 4 stars.
Charity Watch has awarded Homes For Our Troops with an A rating and has included us in its “Top-Rated Veterans & Military Charities” listing.
Because of their stringent review process, Charity Watch is described as “the pit bull of watchdogs” by the New York Times. Newsweek said “It’s the toughest of the bunch. Because it disregards certain, potentially suspect, expenses and donations, it fails some nonprofits that the other raters approve.”
GuideStar HFOT is a platinum-level Guidestar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance reviews a charity using 20 criteria that cover governance, effectiveness, finance and fundraising. Homes For Our Troops meets all 20 BBB Charity Standards.
Homes For Our Troops is one of the top rated Veterans charities, and takes pride in being good stewards of our donors’ dollars. Homes For Our Troops has outperformed most other military charities in America.
Rebuilding Lives is the most important aspect of our mission, therefore, we stay in contact with our Veterans after home delivery. Homes For Our Troops provides a pro-bono financial planner for three years to assist in financial planning and household budgeting, in addition to home ownership education and warranty coverage to ensure that the Veteran is set up for long-term success as a homeowner. One staff section’s sole focus is following up with our Veterans, and we also have a peer mentoring program consisting of Veterans in the HFOT program. To improve our post home delivery support, we continue to expand our network of non-profits, corporations, and government entities to provide assistance with employment, education, training, health, and other issues. We strive to provide the linkage between the Veteran and the assistance he or she needs. Other differences include a comprehensive selection process, building where the Veteran wants to live, and spending nearly 90 cents of every dollar to support the Veterans since our inception in 2004.
Since our founding in 2004, nearly 90 cents out of every dollar spent goes directly to our program services supporting Veterans. Homes For Our Troops receives the highest possible rating of 4 stars from Charity Navigator and has an A rating with Charity Watch. Additionally, HFOT is a platinum-level Guidestar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency, and meets all 20 criteria of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.