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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for the 6th Year and Receives the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency

Charity Ratings 2021

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is proud to announce that we have earned a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive time the NFFF has earned this top distinction. We are equally excited to announce that the NFFF has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency which is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar. This was accomplished by showcasing the progress and results we are making toward our mission.

For anyone supporting a charity it is important to know their generous donations are used wisely to make a difference. A 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator 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.

“The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s 4-Star rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability,” said Ronald J. Siarnicki, Executive Director of the NFFF. “It’s important that our donors trust that their donations are used to accomplish the mission of the NFFF.”

To reach the GuideStar’s highest Seal of Transparency, the NFFF added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar: In-depth financial information, qualitative information about our goals, the strategies employed to meet those goals, and the capabilities of the organization to follow through on our commitment to honor America’s fallen firefighters, assist the families of the fallen in rebuilding their lives, and work to prevent line-of-duty deaths and injuries. “We are excited to show our organization’s results. By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, everyone can now see our strategy, metrics, and achievements,” said Troy Markel, Chairman of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation’s Board of Directors.