The Ohio University Foundation renews its Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Published: November 1, 2023 Author: Staff reports

The Ohio University Foundation has earned yet another Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. The 94/100 rating for FY22 – the most recently released data from Charity Navigator – represents a continuation of its FY21 award, and designates The Ohio University Foundation as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that it is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. 

“The Ohio University Foundation is committed to ongoing donor accountability and transparency, and we’re thrilled that Charity Navigator continues to recognize the Foundation’s strong financial health with its Four-Star rating,” said Nico Karagosian, Vice President for University Advancement and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation. “This designation demonstrates our ability to translate our donors’ generosity to a lasting impact on the student experience at OHIO.”

Charity Navigator is America’s largest independent charity evaluator since 2001. Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.

“We are delighted to provide The Ohio University Foundation with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that The Ohio University Foundation is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

The Foundation is an institutionally related, nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, and is the repository for all private gifts to Ohio University.

For Fiscal Year 2024, Ohio University is continuing The OHIO Match™, an undergraduate scholarship investment program through which the University provides $0.50 for every dollar given to eligible scholarship endowments. To give online, search funds by name, type, college affiliation and more and make a gift at

Or, send a check with your fund of choice designated to The Ohio University Foundation, P.O. Box 869, Athens, OH 45701. For information about making a gift, contact The Ohio University Foundation at 800-592-3863 or send an email to