National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s (NFFF) strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fourth consecutive time the NFFF has earned this top distinction.

For anyone supporting a charity it’s important to know their generous donations are used wisely to make a difference. A 4-Star rating reassures potential donors that an organization adheres to good governance and other best practices. It shows that a charity consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

“Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation,” said Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation is conscientious about using our financial resources to honor the nation’s fallen firefighters. We do so by providing important services such as wellness conferences, camps for children of the fallen, and scholarships for the fire hero families.”

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator upgraded the methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiate the financial health of 4-star charities.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available for free on More-detailed information about the NFFF’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.