HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS – TOP rated veterans Charity
Nearly 90 cents of every dollar SPENT Goes directly to our program services supporting Veterans.
Charity Watch has awarded Homes For Our Troops with an A rating and has included us in its “Top-Rated Veterans & Military Charities” listing. Only 8 of the 46 Veterans charities rated by Charity Watch are included in the Top-Rated Category.
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.”
Charity Navigator is an independent watchdog that analyzes a charity’s finances in areas such as percent of funds spent directly on programs, overhead costs, and other important factors to measure if a charity is prudently managing the funds entrusted to it by its donors. Charity Navigator has reviewed Homes For Our Troops’ finances for fiscal year 2017 and has awarded HFOT with a three star rating.
Homes For Our Troops received a grade of 89.76%.
Excerpt from Charity Navigator letter accompanying HFOT’s Fiscal Year 2016 rating:
“We are proud to announce Homes For Our Troops has earned our seventh consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Homes For Our Troops exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 4% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Homes For Our Troops outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Homes For Our Troops apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.” -Charity Navigator
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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 criteria.
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 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. Charity Watch has awarded HFOT an A rating and has included us on its list of Top-Rated Military & Veterans Charities. Only eight of the 46 Veterans charities rated by Charity Watch are included in the Top-Rated Category. Additionally, HFOT is a platinum-level Guidestar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency, meets all 20 criteria of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, and has a 3 Star rating with Charity Navigator.
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