Fresh Start has High impact - find out why

Fresh Start has High impact - find out why

Charity Intelligence finds Fresh Start Recovery Center to be a High impact charity. You have probably seen its impact rating displayed as a grid on our website. It looks like this: 

The graph is a simple plot showing the charity's impact with a red dot. The vertical axis shows our estimate of a charity's effectiveness, its proven impact per dollar, relative to the data quality on the horizontal axis. The graph tries to keep impact simple.

Many of you are asking for more information about how Charity Intelligence arrives at this simple red dot. We're thrilled you want more information about measuring impact. We believe a charity's impact is the most important factor a donor needs to consider when making giving decisions. 

Read Charity Intelligence's report on how we measure Fresh Start's impact.   

This impact report walks you through the details of how we assess Fresh Start's impact. It outlines the economic variables that create Fresh Start's total social value created and breaks down where these social values come from. 

Charity Intelligence estimates Fresh Start creates between $15 million and $44 million, with a best estimate of $23 million in social value each year by helping its clients live sober. We calculate this is about $6 of value created for every dollar spent


What to learn more about impact? 
Charity Intelligence's Top 10 Impact Charities 
Impact reports on IndspireEast York Learning Experience and JUMP Math
Charity Intelligence's charity profile on Fresh Start with the standard information about its finances, programs and transparency updated June 21, 2022


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