Health First earns high scores from charity evaluators

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Health First Foundation has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid (GuideStar) and a 90 “give with confidence” score from Charity Navigator, two places donors and grant-makers look for trusted charity assessments.

“Health First values integrity, impact, excellence, and accountability. These outside evaluations underline our commitment to those values,” said president and CEO Sandra Kowalski. “We are dedicated to ensuring that Health First donors and partners have confidence in us and our work to improve health and well-being in northern Arizona.”

The Platinum Seal is the highest level of recognition offered by Candid. It shows that Health First Foundation makes available and annually updates its financials, strategic plans, goals, progress, and metrics. Only 15% of charities receiving a Candid seal have earned Platinum designation.

A Charity Navigator Encompass score of 90 indicates that Health First is using donations effectively based on criteria in finance and accountability, leadership and adaptability, culture and community, and impact and results. Donors can “give with confidence” to nonprofits receiving an Encompass score of 75 or above, according to Charity Navigator. Less than 1% of charities evaluated by the group have earned perfect 100 scores.

Find Health First Foundation’s Candid and Charity Navigator profiles at and

Health First Foundation Northern Arizona (EIN 81-3137336) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to advancing health and well-being. Visit to learn more.

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