High Fives Foundation announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. “We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2017 Nonprofit,” says Roy Tuscany, Executive Director and Founder. We are proud of our accomplishments this year in all of our program services- the empowerment fund, military to the mountains, basics 7, adaptive camps and the military to the mountain program.
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that High Fives received – reviews written by athletes, volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one person wrote, “I was injured a year ago with a severe shattering of my lumbar and thoracic spine. I broke all of my limbs and was going through surgeries all year. A family friend told us about High Fives and their amazing support community. I was inspired just to realize there was a community of athletes that no matter the circumstances are still stoked to be in the mountains. I was granted assistance for PT to help my body learn to walk and do normal life tasks. Without High Fives I would not be gaining the same independence! I cannot say how grateful I am for receiving help!”
High Fives was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, we’ll been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide—an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this near the holidays.
“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with High Fives have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients, grant recipients (#highfivesathletes) and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.