ETV Endowment of South Carolina Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

SPARTANBURG, July 10, 2020 – The ETV Endowment of South Carolina’s strong fiscal responsibility and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the ninth consecutive year the ETV Endowment of South Carolina has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measure of openness, to its ratings methodology. Those Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors.

“Only 4% of the charities we evaluate have received at least nine consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that ETV Endowment of South Carolina outperforms most other charities in America,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets ETV Endowment of South Carolina apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

“For more than 40 years, we’ve been diligent stewards of the generous gifts we receive from our members. We’ve honored our commitment, ensuring that your donations support the programming we all enjoy. It’s that commitment that has earned us the highest Charity Navigator rating for the ninth consecutive year for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability,” said Coby Cartrette Hennecy, Executive Director of the ETV Endowment.

About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator,, 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 the ETV Endowment
The ETV Endowment of South Carolina is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1977 that provides funding for programming broadcast on South Carolina ETV, South Carolina Public Radio and other public media stations. In addition to its Charity Navigator rating, the ETV Endowment is the recipient of Together SC’s 2014 Award for Nonprofit Excellence, recognizing exemplary governance and management practices and the 2020 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.

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