San Antonio – Meals on Wheels San Antonio’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the seventh consecutive time that Meals on Wheels San Antonio has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices  and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.  On June 1, 2016, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of our four star charities.

“Meals on Wheels San Antonio’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a six percent of charities rated by Charity Navigator have received the distinction of seven consecutive 4-star ratings. This adds Meals on Wheels San Antonio to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Meals on Wheels San Antonio.”



“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission ​to promote the dignity and independence of seniors who are in need of nutritious meals, companionship, and Alzheimer's care,” said Vinsen Faris, Meals on Wheels San Antonio’s CEO.  “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

Meals on Wheels San Antonio’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on More-detailed information Meals on Wheels San Antonio’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

About Charity Navigator

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About Meals on Wheels San Antonio

Meals on Wheels San Antonio (MOWSA) was established in 1977, in conjunction with Grace Place Alzheimer’s Centers under the umbrella 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Christian Senior Services. Recently rebranded, MOWSA remains a trusted part of the service community. Through public-private partnerships, MOWSA volunteers and staff cross more than 3,500 clients' thresholds each weekday in Bexar County alone to deliver more than a meal. Through a variety of services, MOWSA has expanded to support at-risk, isolated clients from all walks of life by providing them nourishment, independence and care unique to their program. For more information, visit or follow MOWSA on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, or YouTube.