Our Independent Charity Evaluations
The following organizations offer independent, third-party assessment of Action Against Hunger’s organizational and financial health.Charity Navigator has awarded Action Against Hunger a consecutive four-star rating for sound organizational management. Philanthropedia named Action Against Hunger as one of the top nonprofits operating in international emergency response as rated by a panel of industry experts. The Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance has verified that Action Against Hunger meets all of its rigorous standards. The American Institute of Philanthropy qualifies ACF as a "top-rated hunger organization," awarding our organization an "A" rating. Guidestar offers a third party, independent assessment of ACF as a "Best in America" nonprofit. The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence certifies that a charity meets the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness—standards required by the US Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign. Of the 1,000,000 charities in the U.S., fewer than 50,000 (5%) meet these standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded this Seal. The InterAction Member Standards seal is a significant mark of recognition to meet InterAction’s standards and emphasize our organization’s legitimacy in the vital areas of governance, financial management, and program performance.
Transparency & Accountability
Action Against Hunger operates efficiently with minimal fundraising and administrative costs: We strive to commit $0.90 of every dollar directly to our field programs. Our organizational health and sound financial management is evident in the top scores we receive from the independent, third-party rating agencies listed above.
Financial efficiency is one indicator of organizational health; a guarantee of effective programs is absolutely essential for an international agency like Action Against Hunger. And we insist on independent, external assessments of our programs as well: we regularly undertake external assessments to evaluate our program impact, coverage, coherence, relevance, sustainability, effectiveness, and efficiency, and we’ve developed quality management procedures and an internal auditing system designed to streamline our capabilities and optimize our resource use.
We are committed to a policy of transparency and disclosure by ensuring that key financial information is publicly available with guarantees of good management.
IRS 501(c)(3) Letter
Action Against Hunger is a U.S. registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and meets all tax-exempt requirements for a charitable organization as stated by the Internal Revenue Service. View our IRS 501(c)(3) letter.
Action Against Hunger's EIN is 13-3327220.