BCNC Receives Top Ratings by Charity Navigator and GuideStar

Boston, Jan. 10, 2018, — Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, as well as a Gold Seal on GuideStar’s nonprofit profile.

MA State Rep. Donald Wong (left) presents a citation to Giles Li, Executive Director of BCNC.

Charity Navigator ( is America’s largest independent charity evaluator. BCNC is the only Asian-American organization in Massachusetts to receive the highest rating. GuideStar ( is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits.
“It is truly a testament to the intention and care our staff bring to the work to be counted among the nation’s leading nonprofits for accountability, transparency, and financial health,” said BCNC Executive Director Giles Li. “We understand that serving over 3,000 constituents every year requires us to hold ourselves to the highest standards, and we are honored to be recognized for doing so.”
“BCNC’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 quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds BCNC 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 BCNC.”
Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. Charity Navigator uses 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to assign its ratings. These metrics reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.
BCNC is the largest nonprofit social service provider for Asian families in the Greater Boston area, supporting over 3,000 children, youth, and adults each year at four locations in Boston and Quincy. The mission of BCNC is to ensure that the children, youth, and families we serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being. BCNC provides families access to resources and services, opportunities to learn and acquire skills, and a community of mutual support and encouragement. In May 2017, BCNC opened the Pao Arts Center, Chinatown’s first community-based arts center and Boston’s newly dedicated Asian American and Asian immigrant cultural space.

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