Potential donors are able to view a charity rating for Food for the Poor, a Florida-based organization that helps to provide basic necessities for poor people in the Caribbean and Latin America, on the Charity Navigator website CharityNavigator.org. Another rating is available on the BBB Wise Giving Alliance website Give.org.
Charity Navigator rates Food for the Poor with three out of four stars as of 2015. The organization receive four stars for accountability and transparency, while its financial health earns only three stars. Besides the star ratings, Charity Navigator provides an analysis of Food for the Poor's financial performance metrics, accountability and transparency performance metrics, an income and expense statement, the salary of the CEO, and charts showing breakdowns of contributions and expenses.
The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance awards Food for the Poor a BBB Accredited Charity seal for meeting all BBB charity standards. The organization meets all 20 of the BBB's standards for charity accountability in the categories of finances, governance, measuring effectiveness, and fund raising and information. Donors are able to access a breakdown of Food for the Poor finances by clicking on Programs, Fund Raising and Financial in the toolbar under the Standards for Charity Accountability table. The BBB reports that Food for the Poor received two complaints in the past 36 months as of May 2015, but that the organization resolved both issues.