FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) has recently received two high charity ratings from Charity Navigator and GuideStar, organizations that help individuals make informed decisions regarding donating to nonprofits.

For its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency, the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y recently received a 100/100 rating from Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System, which designates the Y as an official “Give with Confidence” charity. This indicates that the Y is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is an independent charity evaluator that provides information to 8.5 million users annually. View the Y’s Charity Navigator profile here.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA also has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Seal of Transparency. This is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a nonprofit database containing a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS.

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GuideStar awarded the Platinum level seal to the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Y for demonstrating its commitment to transparency and for giving donors and funders meaningful data to demonstrate its impact. View the Y’s GuideStar profile here.

“These ratings are further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and making the world a better place,” said Kim Decker, CEO of the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the individuals, families and communities it serves through programs and services that build wholeness of spirit, mind and body. A not-for-profit organization, the YMCA is founded on Christian principles, serving people of all ages, races, faith, cultures and socio-economic conditions.

For more information about the Y’s programs and services, visit Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.