Children of the Nations Receives 4-Star Rating for Sixth Consecutive Year!

    Seattle, WA – April 7, 2010 – Last week, Children of the Nations was awarded Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating for the sixth consecutive year, for their ability to efficiently manage and grow their finances—an exceptional designation awarded to only 3% of the thousands of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator.

    Charity Navigator, a nonprofit organization, works to guide intelligent giving by helping donors make wise giving decisions—and by providing information on the financial health of over 5,500 of America’s largest charities.

    “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Children of the Nations from its peers and demonstrates to the public [that] it is worthy of their trust,” says Ken Berger, Charity Navigator President and CEO. “As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars.”

    Children of the Nations is proud to have received such distinct recognition for fiscal management, and they strive with the utmost integrity to uphold this honor.

    “Our goal is to honor God by being good stewards of all the financial resources of the organization,” says Renee Schertzer, Finance Director for Children of the Nations. “Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating is a meaningful step toward this goal. We are pleased that we continue to meet their exceptional designation.”

    For more information on Children of the Nations’ financial responsibility and accountability, visit, where their financial records are available.

    About Children of the Nations
    Children of the Nations (COTN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. Founded in 1995, the organization currently provides holistic care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. By partnering with nationals, they establish full-care residential Children’s Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit children living with destitute families or caregivers who are unable to properly provide for them). The programs and services they provide include education, feeding centers, medical services, and community development initiatives such as agriculture, sanitation projects, micro-enterprise, and much more. Children of the Nations believes that true, lasting, and meaningful change begins with the children, and so they are their mission. Children of the Nations stands apart from other organizations in their goal, not to provide relief, but rather to come alongside nationals, empowering them to a life of self-sustainability. For more information, visit


    Pam Wright
    Communications Director
    Children of the Nations – USA