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Catholic Charities Ranked as Four-Star Charity by Nonprofit Evaluator Charity Navigator

By February 16, 2018August 18th, 2021News

by Kaitlin Jackson

Fri, Feb 16th 2018 12:00 pm

Charities of Buffalo has attained a four out of four stars rating from Charity Navigator, a nation-wide nonprofit charity evaluator, indicating sound financial oversight and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Charity Navigator, found at, highlights the effort of efficient and open charities and works to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in their charitable choices.

“We are proud to announce Catholic Charities of Buffalo has earned our third 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,” said Michael Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator. “Only 17 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least three consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Catholic Charites of Buffalo outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Catholic Charities of Buffalo apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

“At a time when credibility and trustworthiness are of the utmost importance, we are proud to once again have the four-star designation from Charity Navigator and ensure to all that Catholic Charities continues to be a good steward of charitable donations,” said Sister Mary McCarrick, Catholic Charities diocesan director.

The rating also comes as Catholic Charities is set to mark its 95th year of service to the community this October, a significant accomplishment for the agency.

“Over its 95 years, Catholic Charities has worked to build its reputation of being a trusted, comprehensive human services organization in Western New York,” said Dennis C. Walczyk, Catholic Charities chief executive officer. “We take pride in being a reliable, effective and welcoming support system to those in need, and our top rating from Charity Navigator means our funding partners and donors can take pride in our steadfast dedication to transparency and sound fiscal management.”

To view Catholic Charities’ ranking on the Charity Navigator website, go to

Catholic Charities has helped individuals and families in need since its founding in 1923. That need is varied and widespread – from emergency assistance to mental health counseling and treatment; and from specialized services for older adults to help with job training and education.

Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, Catholic Charities delivers support to meet immediate needs, and then assesses clients for other needs to ensure long-term success.

An excellent steward of the contributions it receives, Catholic Charities earns highest-possible ratings from Charity Navigator for transparency and sound fiscal management and is a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity. Catholic Charities also receives highest ratings from the Council on Accreditation for quality service.

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