International : Humanitarian Relief Supplies
Since its inception in 1991, CHF has placed a priority on efficiency, transparency and financial accountability, consistently ranking at the top of America's most cost-effective charities. Recently, Charity Navigator lowered CHF to a three-star rating. Here's why.
While the vast majority of CHF's distributions are food related, a portion of CHF's ministry activity includes distribution of donated pharmaceuticals (less than 3% annually). Last year, due to the giving cycles of its corporate donors, CHF did not receive, and therefore did not distribute, any pharmaceuticals. The absence of these donations in the past year resulted in more than a $20 million drop in donation revenue from prior years.
While CHF experienced significant growth in cash revenue and ministry activity, the absence of pharmaceutical distributions creates the perception on CHF's financial statement of lower program expenses than the prior year. This influenced Charity Navigator to lower CHF's rating to a 3 star based on their rating criteria. An audited financial statement is available upon request (email@example.com), which further explains the variance in pharmaceutical activity from year to year.
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