Awards

Tahirih is honored to be the recipient of numerous community awards recognizing its programs and leadership. We are particularly honored for the following recent awards and recognition:

Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management

In June 2007, the Tahirih Justice Center won the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, a prestigious award that judges candidates in the areas of fiscal management, information and communication, organizational development, people development, planning, resource development, risk management, and use of technology. The award selection committee noted several outstanding management best-practices, in particular, Tahirih’s extensive use of donated professional services to maximize the impact on women and girls.

Newsweek Magazine 150 Fearless Women

Newsweek magazine named Tahirih’s Executive Director Layli Miller-Muro as one of “150 Fearless Women – Women Who Shake the World.” Newsweek described the women of the list as “starting revolutions, opening schools, and fostering a brave new generation. From Detroit to Kabul, these women are making their voices heard.” Layli was recognized both for her work with the Tahirih Justice Center and her role in the precedent-setting asylum case of Fauziya Kassindja.

Catalogue for Philanthropy

Tahirih is featured in the 2013-2014 Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington. We are 1 in 20 organizations to be featured on the web! “Charities were selected for excellence, cost-effectiveness, and impact” said Barbara Harman, President of the Catalogue. “These are certainly among the best community-based nonprofits in the Washington region.”

Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating

For a second year in a row, the Tahirih Justice Center earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Tahirih received this highest 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency along with only 17 percent of other ranked nonprofits who received it consecutively. Approximately a quarter of the charities Charity Navigator evaluates have earned its coveted rating, indicating that Tahirih Justice Center outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates the Tahirih Justice Center from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.

Highlights of Tahirih’s Awards and Honors Over the Years (PDF)