• Paola Juarez - FtH
    San Miguel de Allende, Gto., December 2020. Feed the Hungry San Miguel is proud to announce that its ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a 100/100 rating from Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System. This score designates Feed the Hungry San Miguel as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 8.5 million users annually.

    The Encompass Rating System is a comprehensive evaluation tool that analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators. In July 2020, Charity Navigator released the first indicator, Finance & Accountability, to highlight nonprofit organizations demonstrating fiscal responsibility. This is determined by five metrics: Program Expense Ratio, Independent Audit or Financial Review, Board Composition, Liabilities to Assets, and Website Listing. In October of 2020, this was quickly followed by the second indicator, Impact & Results, assessing how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission.

    The Encompass Rating System enables Charity Navigator to increase the number of nonprofits it evaluates, growing from 9,000 to 160,000 nonprofits evaluated as of July 2020. In order to be more inclusive of smaller and more recently established nonprofits, the system uses a combination of automated methods and technology-supported manual research and analysis to provide donors and nonprofits with four clearly-visualized indicators of organizational effectiveness.

    “We are delighted to provide Feed the Hungry San Miguel with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “We are eager to see the good work that the organization is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

    “Our Charity Navigator rating of 100 out of 100 through their Encompass Rating System is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and making the world a better place,” said Steve Livingston, Treasurer of Feed the Hungry San Miguel. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission to improving the health and well-being of the children of San Miguel de Allende by alleviating hunger through school meals, family nutrition education, and community development programs.”

    Feed the Hungry San Miguel’s plans for 2021 include Nutrition Education workshops as well as continuation of their Feed the Families Emergency Response program, which was established to provide food pantries to families devastated by economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This enormous and costly endeavor requires tight expense control along with ways to enhance their fundraising efforts. When schools reopen, Feed the Hungry San Miguel will need to be ready to resume its traditional School Meals program and continue to run the Feed the Families program simultaneously. Further, they will expand their Advisory Council base to bring more resources and experience to strengthen their strategic planning and operations.

    Feed the Hungry San Miguel’s Encompass rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on charitynavigator.org.

    About Feed the Hungry San Miguel

    Established in 1984, Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) U.S. non-profit corporation guided by a dedicated Board of Trustees, supported by a small, professional staff and a corps of exceptional volunteers. Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. raises funds and provides guidelines to its Mexican operating entity, Feed the Hungry A.C.  During the school year, they provide more than 4,000 hot meals every day in school kitchens in 36 needy communities. In response to the pandemic, Feed the Hungry retooled its operations to distribute food for entire families struggling to avoid starvation. To learn more or make a donation, visit:  feedthehungrysma.org. 
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