The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County is proud to announce our 4-star rating on Charity Navigator for fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. 

“Based on the most recent information available, we have issued a new rating for your organization. We are proud to announce that your organization has earned a 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.” wrote Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher, “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Approximately only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction!” 

After a comprehensive review, BGCM earned an overall score & rating of 93.45 with a fiscal score of 91.65 and an accountability and transparency score of 96.00. For more information, view our Charity Navigator page or read the full press release below. 


December 21, 2018 (Asbury Park, NJ) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. 

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & 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. On June 1, 2016, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiate the financial health of our four-star charities.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County’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 The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County 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 Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth COunty

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monmouth County empowers all young people—especially those who need us most—to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Open to all children ages 5 1⁄2-18, The Club is open to all members during operating hours. Our after-school program runs weekdays from 2:30-6 P.M., with snacks and dinner being served to every member. Our teen program operates Tuesday – Friday in the evenings until 9 P.M.

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