The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarianassistance organization, received Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating again this year. This distinction recognizes JDC’s ability to outperform most charities in America through its comprehensive financial management, accountability, and transparency.

“In a world where we work tirelessly to support Jews in need, shape the Jewish future, and respond to crises at a moment’s notice, we’re proud that JDC’s regard as a dependable and steadfast philanthropic investment has been again recognized by Charity Navigator,” said JDC’s CEO Alan H. Gill.

JDC has previously been named one of Charity Navigator’s “10 of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of”; was among the top 100 charities in the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual “Philanthropy 400” listing; and is an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau.

“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 … This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust,” wrote Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator.

Charity Navigator — the largest independent evaluator of philanthropies in the U.S. — provides information and evaluates the financial health of more than 5,000 charities.