4StarRectBWFor the fifth consecutive year, the Humane Society of Tampa Bay has achieved Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

According to America’s largest charity evaluator, receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the Humane Society of Tampa Bay adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 4% of the charities rated have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Humane Society of Tampa Bay outperforms most other charities in America.

“This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Humane Society of Tampa Bay from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” said Ken Berger, Charity Navigator’s President and CEO.

“We aspire to be a leader in animal welfare and are strongly committed to the highest ethical standards,” said Sherry Silk, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “Every year more than 6,000 animals in need come through our door and depend on us for physical, mental and emotional care. We owe it to them to maintain a high standard of best practices.”

As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars. In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, highlights the fine work of efficient, ethical and open charities to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

“We are extremely proud that ninety cents of every dollar given to us by our generous supporters goes directly to animals in need,” said Nancy McCall, Director of Development and Planned Giving of the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. “It is important to us that our donors have peace of mind in knowing that their money is handled with care and responsibility.”

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