The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, has once again received Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating. This distinction recognizes JDC’s ability to outperform most charities in the U.S. by efficiently managing its finances.

“In an uncertain world still plagued by economic strife, war, and natural disasters, we’re proud that JDC has been lauded by Charity Navigator for both its financial dependability and its critical role in providing life-saving humanitarian relief to Jews and others in need overseas,” said JDC’s CEO Steven Schwager.

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. Only 15% of the charities we rate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee outperforms most other charities in America,” 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.