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ANN ARBOR, MICH. – For the tenth consecutive year, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) has been recognized for its success in sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency by receiving a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator.

The accountability and 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 and stakeholders.

“The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan’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. This rating adds the NKFM 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 the NKFM. Only 1% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that National Kidney Foundation of Michigan outperforms most other charities in America.”

“The NKFM is extremely honored to receive a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the tenth consecutive year,” said NKFM President and CEO Daniel Carney. “We’ll strive to continue, and improve upon, the sound business practices that have continually earned our organization this recognition.”

The NKFM offers award winning programs and services to the more than 900,000 people with kidney disease in Michigan, as well as those at highest risk. The mission of the NKFM is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it.

To learn more about the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, visit www.nkfm.org.

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