Emily’s Hope Celebrates Four-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

Sioux Falls, SD – Emily’s Hope is thrilled to announce that its robust financial health, consistent transparency, and commitment to accountability have garnered a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. This significant rating acknowledges Emily’s Hope as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is utilizing its donations effectively according to Charity Navigator’s rigorous evaluation.

Charity Navigator, serving as an unbiased and trusted source of information for over 11 million donors yearly since 2001, assesses nonprofit performance based on four main indicators: Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability.

“We are delighted to provide Emily’s Hope with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that Emily’s Hope is able to accomplish in the years ahead.” 

“Our Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator is a clear endorsement of our commitment to sound governance and financial health,” said Angela Kennecke, President and CEO of Emily’s Hope. “We hope this will introduce our work to new supporters who can join us in our mission to eradicate the stigma of substance use disorder through awareness, education, and prevention, as well as help remove financial obstacles to treatment and recovery.”

In the upcoming year, Emily’s Hope plans to expand its community outreach initiatives, with an emphasis on educational programs and resources that promote substance use disorder awareness and prevent overdose deaths. We will continue our work to remove financial barriers to treatment and recovery, ensuring that those battling substance use disorders receive the help they need.Details about Emily’s Hope’s rating and other charitable giving information are available for free on charitynavigator.org.

About Emily’s Hope

Emily’s Hope was founded by Angela Kennecke after experiencing the heartbreaking loss of her 21-year-old daughter, Emily, to fentanyl poisoning. The organization is resolute in its mission to remove the stigma of substance use disorder through awareness, education, and prevention. Determined to eliminate financial barriers for treatment and recovery, Emily’s Hope is a beacon of hope for individuals and families affected by substance use disorders. Angela’s personal tragedy fuels her passion to change society’s perception and treatment of addiction, and with your support, we can make a transformative impact. Emily’s Hope, born out of a personal loss, strives to ensure that no other family has to endure a similar tragedy.