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FCA Earns its 13th Consecutive Four-Star Charity Navigator Rating

Published on January 10, 2020


FCA has earned its 13th consecutive four-star designation from Charity Navigator, America’s largest organization rating the fiscal management of charities. 

Just 1% of the organizations Charity Navigator rates have received at least 13 consecutive four-star evaluations. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates FCA from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust, reports Charity Navigator.

"Fellowship of Christian Athletes counts it a privilege to work with friends and supporters around the world, and takes very seriously the responsibility before us to use our donors’ gifts wisely and with the best interest of coaches and athletes at heart,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “Therefore, we are again honored and humbled that Charity Navigator has recognized FCA for the 13th consecutive year with its top charity rating. As always, FCA is blessed to partner with so many who believe in our vision and mission and have come alongside our nearly 2,000 worldwide staff and countless volunteers to impact others for Christ.”

Added Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher in a letter to Williamson: “With more than 1.5 million American charities, Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent organizations. The intent of our work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector.” 

Four stars is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating and indicates that FCA adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that FCA exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work.

Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, among others, have profiled and celebrated Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. The organization evaluates 10 times more charities than its nearest competitor and currently attracts more visitors to its website than all other charity rating groups combined. Charity Navigator data shows that users of its site donated more than they planned to before viewing its findings, and in fact, it is estimated that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts.


In 2019, Fellowship of Christian Athletes celebrated its 65th year in existence. After extensive growth, FCA has reached millions of people with the Gospel. View a timeline of FCA’s 65-year history here, including videos, quotes, articles, leader profiles, Camp themes, photos and more.