The Arc Receives 100% Rating from Charity Navigator for “Culture and Community”

The Arc of Essex County continues to be a four-star rated charity, most recently receiving a 100% on the Culture and Community beacon from Charity Navigator. This is in addition to our 100% ratings for Finance and Accountability as well as Leadership and Adaptability beacons.

Charity Navigator “assessed the organization’s overall culture and connectedness to the constituents and community they serve,” through measures in constituent feedback and a review of The Arc’s commitment to equity.

The Arc of Essex County is proud of the four-star rating, which helps ensure our donors they can be confident that their contributions are being managed responsibly.

Since 2001, Charity Navigator has empowered millions of donors by providing free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. With nearly 200,000 charities rated, its comprehensive ratings shine a light on the cost-effectiveness and overall health of a charity’s programs, including measures of stability, efficiency, and sustainability. The metrics inform donors of not just where their dollars are going but what their dollars are doing.

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