For the second year in a row, Safe Passage has been awarded four stars by Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating for a non-profit!


We’re honored to be among just 21% of U.S. charities to receive at least two consecutive four star evaluations. And we could not have done it without your support.

Hope, education, and opportunity may be intangibles, but their impact is very real.

Four stars for Safe Passage means:

  • More students in full-day comprehensive education programs
  • More parents enrolled in Adult Literacy and receiving Family Nurturing support
  • More Safe Passage graduates seeking employment and higher education
  • More opportunities to break the cycle of poverty in Guatemala City

Here’s what Michael A. Thatcher, Charity Navigator’s President & CEO, has to say about our four star rating:

“As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars. In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, highlights the fine work of efficient, ethical and open charities. Our goal in all of this is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

We are proud to announce Safe Passage has earned our second consecutive 4-star rating. “Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.”

Our mission is as strong as ever, and our goals are within reach thanks to the critical support your donations provide.

Right now, 550 students are on a path out of poverty. 200 families are celebrating education and opportunity. 111 Safe Passage graduates are seeking employment or higher education.

More than 4,000 donors across the globe believe in Safe Passage, and we’re here today thanks to you.

You can view additional detail about our four star rating on Charity Navigator’s website.