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Are there any homeless shelters that have 4 stars with Charity

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Are there any homeless shelters that have 4 stars with Charity Navigator and are also vouched for by The Better Business Bureau and that also have a grade of B+ or higher with The American Institute of Philanthropy? If so, I would really appreciate very much if you can list as many as you can with their websites. Thank you.



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The new name for the American Institute of Philanthropy is "Charity Watch." They have a short list of national shelter programs with a high rating (B or above). Here is the list.

Bowery Residents' CommitteeB+
Center for Community ChangeA-
Coalition for the HomelessA
Habitat for Humanity International - N.O.B+
National Alliance to End HomelessnessA+

Note that they do not endorse individual shelters in each city or town, but only umbrella organizations.


Charity Navigator has a list of 66 homeless shelters across the country that have a 4-star rating. Here is the list:


The BBB doesn't have national lists of homeless shelters to check out. They work in the opposite direction: you enter the name of a charity and they will tell you if they have information on it or not. There is more information here:


Please let me know if you have questions.



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