Kiddo! Receives a 4-Star Rating!

iddo!, the Mill Valley Schools Community Foundation, has once again received Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating! The 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest, is given to nonprofits that practice exceptional fiscal responsibility and governance in fulfilling their mission.

In his letter to Kiddo!, Charity Navigator’s President and CEO Michael Thatcher noted that receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Kiddo! “adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.”

“We are so honored to have received this rating for the past five years,” said Kiddo! Executive Director Bill Lampl. “Kiddo! is committed to using our financial resources wisely and for the greatest benefit to Mill Valley School District students. Through the dedication of our volunteers and the guidance of our board we strive to stretch every dollar as far as possible. We depend on district parents, grandparents, local business partners and the Mill Valley community to carry out our mission to support the children of Mill Valley, and we appreciate the trust they put in Kiddo!”

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest independent evaluator of charities, with over 8,300 charity ratings. Charity Navigator’s rating system examines two broad areas of a charity’s performance: their financial health and their accountability and transparency. The organization reviews each organization’s financial documents, evaluates current use of donor funds and how programs and services have been maintained over time, and determines the organization’s level of commitment to good governance, best practices and transparency.

View Kiddo!’s profile on Charity Navigator here.