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April 14 2016

Operation HOPE Receives Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The global financial dignity and empowerment nonprofit earns its second consecutive 4-star rating from America’s premier charity evaluator

ATLANTA – Apr. 13, 2016 – Operation HOPE, Inc. has received its second consecutive 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by the prestigious nonprofit evaluator, Charity Navigator. 

“Only 21 percent of all nonprofits we rate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Operation HOPE outperforms most other charities in America,” Michael Thatcher President and CEO of Charity Navigator said. “This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Operation HOPE from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Operation HOPE adheres to sound governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities, and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

“This rating really positions Operation HOPE as a best-in-class organization,” said Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer John Hope Bryant “Kudos to our entire team for working hard to make this happen.”

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About Operation HOPE, Inc.

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to "silver rights" with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. Through its core programs, the social investment banking nonprofit has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers.  Project 5117 is HOPE’s multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth, and stabilize the American dream by boosting credit scores. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org