Goddard Riverside Receives Top Rankings From All Three Major Nonprofit Ratings Organizations

[New York, NY – April 30, 2019] Goddard Riverside is pleased to announce it has received top rankings from three major fiscal watchdogs: the Better Business Bureau, Charity Navigator and GuideStar. Goddard is listed in today’s full-page ad in the print edition of the New York Daily News recognizing recipients of the Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity seal. The ad will also run in Time Out New York tomorrow.

“Goddard Riverside works hard investing in people and strengthening our community,” said Executive Director Roderick L. Jones. “We’re proud to be recognized for our fiscal responsibility by America’s most respected ratings organizations.”

In addition to the Accredited Charity Seal, Goddard Riverside has received Platinum status from GuideStar – the highest level of recognition offered.  It carries a top four-star rating from Charity Navigator.

The ratings organizations examine factors such as how transparent nonprofits are about their finances and how much they spend on administration versus programs.  


For more than 100 years, Goddard Riverside has been committed to investing in people and strengthening community by meeting New Yorkers’ most essential needs. Through 27 programs across 22 sites, Goddard Riverside provides comprehensive educational, cultural and recreational programs for New Yorker of all ages, including early childhood education, after school, employment support, college access, youth programs, homeless outreach, senior centers and legal assistance.

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