SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Green Beret Foundation is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, we have been awarded the honor of a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in America. 4-stars is the highest rating that Charity Navigator offers, and earning multiple 4-star ratings, as we have now done, is a coveted distinction shared by a rare few. We are proud to say that we remain the only Special Operations nonprofit organization solely dedicated to serving Green Berets that has attained this honor.
Brent Cooper, Green Beret Foundation Executive Director, remarked, “This achievement is so much more than just a rating or graphic we put on our website. It’s a direct representation of our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency to our donors and supporters. In all areas, we continue to maintain a standard of excellence which is reflected in the recognition by Charity Navigator for a second consecutive year.”
With over 45,000 charities that provide support to the military and veteran communities in our Nation today, donors need to know who they can trust, and Charity Navigator works to evaluate and rate charitable organizations for their financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. We understand that in uncertain and trying financial times, it takes an exceptional donor to make that sacrifice to give of what they have to continue to support our mission. This is why we at the Green Beret Foundation strive so diligently to meet and exceed any and all of our donors’ expectations, upholding the highest standards possible of financial transparency and trust. This is our duty and our commitment to each and every donor, and we are grateful to Charity Navigator as a third-party evaluator for awarding us another 4-star rating, as it confirms, underscores, and reflects this commitment.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.
About Green Beret Foundation
The Green Beret Foundation (GBF) provides Special Forces Soldiers and their families with emergency, immediate, and ongoing support. GBF assists over 5,000 Special Forces families each year. Since its inception, GBF has invested 84%, or 84 cents of every dollar, into its programs and services, which has totaled over $16 million that has directly supported the Regiment and its families. GBF is the only non-profit solely dedicated to supporting Green Berets and their families that has achieved a 4-Star Rating with Charity Navigator. Also, GBF is the sole Special Operations benevolent organization that is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of disability claims.
 “U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers.” GuideStar, 2015, learn.guidestar.org/hubfs/Docs/us-veterans-orgs-by-the-numbers.pdf.