Global Fund for Children earns a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

October 18, 2023 | GFC & Partner Updates

Global Fund for Children is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

October 18, 2023 – WASHINGTON, DC – The Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator designates GFC as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that the 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 11 million donors annually.

Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.

“We are delighted to provide Global Fund for Children with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that Global Fund for Children is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

“Our Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said GFC President and CEO John Hecklinger. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who want to invest in our mission to help children and youth around the world reach their full potential and advance their rights.”

GFC’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on



Global Fund for Children partners with local organizations around the world, helping them deepen their impact on the lives of children and youth and develop their capacity for social change. By pairing flexible funding with targeted capacity development services, we support community-led groups to shift social norms, policies, and practices to foster lasting change for children and youth. Since 1997, we have invested $56 million in more than 1,000 organizations worldwide.

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Global Fund for Children (GFC) UK Trust, created in 2006, is a UK registered charity (UK charity number 1119544). We work to generate vital income, create new fundraising opportunities, and raise awareness of the invaluable work of GFC’s grassroots grantees. Our aim is to extend the reach of GFC in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

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