Bethany Arts Community Earns a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Bethany Arts Community in Ossining has has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator.

This rating designates Bethany Arts Community as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria.

Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.

Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.

“We are delighted to provide Bethany Arts Community 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 Bethany Arts Community is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said Executive Director, Bonnie Bradley.  We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission: Bethany Arts Community is a space and environment where all forms of art can be learned and expressed, where hope & acceptance are the norms. Nurturing the creative process, Bethany welcomes artists, from young to old, and all levels of experience, to explore and create art that the community can engage with. Bethany fosters sharing, connection, and collaboration, in an inclusive culture where people experience the power of art to improve lives and expand their perceptions and perspectives of the world, and our vision to be a model arts community where everyone has access to the arts in a safe, accepting, and nurturing environment, where art is valued for its power to broaden perspectives and challenge assumptions, and where the artistic process results in community engagement, cross-cultural understanding, and personal growth.”

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