September 9, 2018
Charity Navigator is the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. With data on over 1.8 million US-based nonprofits and ratings for close to 10,000, Charity Navigator guides over 11 million individuals across the country to make informed giving decisions.
Especially in times of crisis, donors use Charity Navigator to discover efficient charities worth supporting. A year after Charity Navigator published the Hurricane Irma 'Hot Topic' featuring over forty-two 3- and 4-star rated organizations, this study has been put together with help from 13 of the organizations on the original list, as well as 4 other nonprofits, to provide an update on the work done, the work continuing to be done, and the current needs of communities affected. Of these 17, all represent national or international nonprofits.
Additionally, these organizations display a wide spread of mission through the diversity of their cause areas. 5 are Development & Relief Services; 6 are Humanitarian Relief Supplies; 4 are Multipurpose Human Service Organizations; and 1 is a Jewish Federation.
Each organization participating in this study answered over forty in-depth questions prepared by Charity Navigator about specific intricacies of the charity's work in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The figures on the following pages are aggregated results reported by the 17 nonprofits.