altHCEF is proud to announce that we have received three awards: Federal Times, Best Christian Charities Award, Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating and theBest In America, Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. These awards certify that HCEF meets the highest standards for transparency and good governance. Moreover, they underscore the trust donors place in HCEF to carry out critically needed programs serving Palestinians. 

Charity Navigator is America’s premier charity evaluate and strives to highlight the efforts of efficient, ethical, and open charities. In a letter to HCEF, Charity Navigator’s President and CEO Ken Berger noted that HCEF’s “exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.” President Berger further praised HCEF’s good governance and use of best practices to increase transparency and execute its mission in a fiscally responsible way. HCEF’s second 4-star rating in two years places the organization in an elite group of only 18% of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator.

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The Best in America, Independent Charities Seal of Excellence was awarded to HCEF by Independent Charities of America in recognition of our high standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness. HCEF is honored to be part of the 5% of charities nationwide that meet or exceed these standards. Commenting on the awards, HCEF President Rateb Rabie attributed the foundation’s success to its team of mission-driven staff and volunteers.“HCEF has established a model that works, bringing together a competent staff with countless dedicated volunteers who are driven by the ideals and values of the organization. They represent the heart of HCEF and help guide the organization’s work in ways that are simple, effective, and transparent.”Charity Navigator’s review of the Holy Land Ecumenical Foundation may be found here: HCEF Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity NavigatorClick here to read Ken Berger’s endorsement of