MinistryWatch’s 2023 Shining Light Ministries
Our annual list of the top rated ministries in our database
Each month, MinistryWatch.com publishes lists of interest to donors and non-profit executives. But once each year we publish a very special list, a list of what we call our “Shining Lights.”
The Bible says we are to let our lights shine so that others may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) These ministries do just that.
To become a MinistryWatch “Shining Light,” a ministry must have earned a 5-star rating on MinistryWatch’s 5-star Financial Efficiency rating, and it must receive an “A” Transparency Grade. It must also have a Donor Confidence Score of 100. In all three categories, these are our top scores.
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Because these criteria are so rigorous, only about 20 of the more than 1000 ministries in our database qualify as “Shining Lights.” They are truly the best of the best when it comes to transparency, accountability, and financial efficiency. We publish this list in December as a guide to your year-end giving. Said another way, we hope you will support these ministries.