Farm Radio named Top 10 International Impact Charity of 2021

Farm Radio International is thrilled to announce that we have been included on Charity Intelligence’s list of Top 10 International Impact Charities for the first time.

The list, according to Canada’s charity watchdog, uses rigorous analysis to measure the difference, or impact, made by charities to “see how each dollar we give can create the most positive change.”

The list is based on demonstrated impact per dollar donated.

“Our staff, volunteers, and partners work so hard to achieve impact through powerful interactive radio — it is an honour to have this work recognized by Charity Intelligence,” says Kevin Perkins, executive director of Farm Radio International. “And of course, it speaks to the trust and confidence placed in us by our Canadian supporters. Maintaining that trust is incredibly important to us.”

We are deeply grateful for the support and belief in our work awarded to us by our donors and our many partners.

A top Canadian charity

In addition to the Top 10 International Impact Charities list, we’re happy to announce we have once again been named to Charity Intelligence’s Top 100 Charities list and continue to receive a 5-star rating from the organization.

Charity Intelligence’s star ratings are based on an assessment of 5 objective aspects: 1. donor reporting, 2. financial transparency, 3. funding need, 4. cents to the cause, and 5. demonstrated impact.

“It’s exciting to see so many of our peers and close partners also recognized this year,” says Kevin. “We appreciate the confidence Canadians have given to the important work of Canadian charities, which makes it possible for our sector to make major contributions to global efforts to reduce poverty and advance equality and resilience.”

Charity Intelligence is an Canadian oversight organization that looks into each charity and their audited financial statements to compare and grade the charitable sector. For more on the ratings, and how they are determined, visit Charity Intelligence’s website.

To our donors, supporters and partners, thank you for your continued support, and for ensuring we are able to continue the work that we do — improving the lives of rural Africans through dialogue, information and communication over the airwaves — week after week and year after year.

We will continue to make sure your money is used in the best way possible to make an impact. And we want to find new and better ways to report back on the work we do, our financials and how we use your donations to impact the lives of millions of rural people across sub-Saharan Africa.

You can be assured that your donation will go far — all through the impact of radio.

For more, read our 2019-20 Annual Report.

Stay tuned for our 2020-21 Annual Report.

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