For the third consecutive year, Charity Navigator ranks Houston non-profits among the very top in the nation as far as accountability, transparency and financial strength. While earning first place in 2012 and second in 2011, Houston dropped back to second position (still a commendable ranking) in the 2013 evaluation of charities in 30 top metro areas. As America’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of non-profit accountability, Charity Navigator studied the city’s 76 largest charities, which earned an overall combined score of 58.16 to San Diego’s 59.32, which placed that city at the head of the class. The national overall score was 55.42.
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