July 22, 2019

Charity Watchdog Ratings Land Unbound on Top

Unbound remains highest-rated child sponsorship organization in U.S.

Unbound remains the highest-rated child sponsorship organization in U.S. in 2019.

With the release of 2019 ratings, Unbound maintained its status as the highest-rated child sponsorship organization with CharityWatch, an independent charity evaluator that helps people identify the most trusted organizations to support.

Unbound also earned the highest rating given by Charity Navigator, received the distinction of Top-Rated Nonprofit from GreatNonprofits and recently also received the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.

These recognitions follow shortly after Unbound was included on Consumer Reports’ annual list of best charities for donations. The high ratings are a result of the organization’s commitment to listen to the families it serves and put their needs first, its chief executive officer said.

“The new ratings are validation that if you invest in people who have been overlooked and underestimated, your efforts will be more successful and effective than you imagined,” Unbound CEO and President Scott Wasserman said. “We could not have received these high ratings without the wisdom and leadership of the families we serve, who continuously inspire us to improve our efficiency and effectiveness.”

Unbound’s total contributions and revenue reached $134 million in 2018. The organization devoted 93 percent of its expenditures to program support, which was one of several determining factors for the high ratings it received.

More about Unbound’s ratings:

  • CHARITYWATCH
    Unbound is the only child sponsorship organization that received CharityWatch's highest rating, an A+.
  • CHARITY NAVIGATOR
    Unbound was awarded 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator, with the highest score of 100 in the area of accountability and transparency.
  • GREATNONPROFITS
    Unbound received the distinction of Top-Rated Nonprofit from GreatNonprofits, based on reviews from people who donate to or benefit from nonprofit organizations.
  • GUIDESTAR
    Unbound earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar.
  • BBB WISE GIVING ALLIANCE
    Unbound met all 20 rigorous standards established by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance.