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SmartMoney Magazine Ranks IRC the No. 1 Relief Agency
The International Rescue Committee has won top ranking among relief organizations in SmartMoney magazine’s annual efficiency rating of the largest 100 charities in the United States. The ratings are based on an analysis of the charities’ financial data over a three-year period. The report in the magazine’s December 2000 edition notes that 91.7 percent of IRC’s budget is spent on program expenses.
The IRC consistently wins top ratings from organizations that survey charities.
- In its November, 2000 Charity Rating Guide, the American Institute of Philanthropy awarded the IRC an A rating.
- Consumer’s Digest, in its 1988 appraisal of U.S. charities, ranked the IRC as the second most charitable charity in terms of spending. (A medical center was ranked first.)
- In Money magazine’s 1998 Forecast issue, the IRC was one of 10 charities receiving an A+ rating.
- And in 1997, the IRC received the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, awarded each year to honor the efforts of a charitable organization “that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.”
SmartMoney’s report “Put Your Money Where Our Math Is” is available online here. SmartMoney is the consumer magazine of The Wall Street Journal.