Indian River Habitat for Humanity earns coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Indian River Habitat for Humanity team

Indian River Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce that it has recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time Indian River Habitat for Humanity has earned this top distinction, demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

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“Indian River Habitat for Humanity’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Indian River Habitat for Humanity to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Indian River Habitat for Humanity.”

Sheryl Vittitoe holding the Charity Navigator Award

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations efficiently to accomplish our mission to build a strong foundation for families, the opportunity to create a stabilizing force, and helping our homeowners help themselves obtain their forever home,” said Sheryl S. Vittitoe, President/CEO of Indian River Habitat. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

Indian River Habitat for Humanity’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on For more information about Indian River Habitat, visit