Esperança Receives Outstanding Score on Charity Navigator

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Esperança, a Phoenix based community health organization, has received a 4-star rating for the sixth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized charity evaluator.

Charity Navigator rates charities by evaluating its accountability, transparency and financial health. These ratings are used as a resource for donors to effectively evaluate how their contributions will be used.

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator has become the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. The team of professional analysts examines tens of thousands of non-profit financial documents to develop an unbiased, objective, numbers-based rating system to assess more than 9,000 charities.

“We are thrilled to receive this top rating for the sixth year,” said Jeri Royce, president and CEO of Esperança. “We would not have received this rating without the attention to detail in our fundraising and accounting practices and of course the dedicated commitment of our staff and volunteers”

Esperança serves under-privileged communities throughout Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Mozambique and Ecuador with its indigenous partners and volunteers. Through volunteer missions, Esperança provides these communities with medical care, clean water, stable food sources, housing and disease prevention education.

Locally, Esperança serves the Phoenix community through its domestic program by partnering with Title I schools, dental clinics, and community centers; utilizing bilingual and bicultural health educators to provide children with oral health literacy, referrals for free or low-cost dental care, and daily health and wellness exercises.

For more information, plus ways to volunteer and contribute, visit www.esperanca.org.

About Esperança

Esperança, an Arizona-based global health nonprofit organization, is transforming lives on a local and global level. Its Phoenix-based program is uniquely positioned as the leader in providing health education and resources to Maricopa County’s most at-risk and under-served youth and adults through programs such as oral health, chronic disease prevention and management, nutrition, and parent ambassador training. Further, the organization works within some of the poorest communities in the world, including Nicaragua, Bolivia, Peru, Mozambique and Ecuador, by coordinating volunteer surgical missions, ecological housing, disease prevention and education, food security and access to clean water.

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