AJWS Earns Top Rating From Charity Navigator

Organization’s 4-Star Rating Indicates Sound Fiscal Management and Transparency

New York, NY; March 9, 2012—American Jewish World Service (AJWS), an international development and human rights organization, has earned its 10th four-star rating from independent nonprofit evaluator, Charity Navigator. Four stars represent Charity Navigator’s highest rating and signify that an organization executes its mission in a fiscally and ethically responsible manner.

“American Jewish World Service outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator’s President and CEO Ken Berger in a letter to AJWS. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates American Jewish World Service from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

In its first 26 years, AJWS has had an extraordinary impact around the world. It has granted over $116 million to support grassroots organizations in the developing world to build civil society and advance human rights. Thousands of American Jewish volunteers have served with AJWS in Africa, Asia and the Americas. And AJWS has fought for policy change—in the U.S. and internationally—to improve the lives of poor and disenfranchised people. Simultaneously, AJWS has put global justice on the American Jewish agenda, engaging countless American Jews to build a more just and equitable world through global philanthropy, service, disaster relief, education and advocacy.

For more information about AJWS please visit, www.ajws.org.

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