We are honored to be the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of excellence in programming and leadership, including:
Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating
For several consecutive years, Tahirih Justice Center has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Tahirih received the highest 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 17 percent of ranked nonprofits receive this rating consecutively. Approximately a quarter of the charities Charity Navigator evaluates have earned the coveted 4-star rating, indicating that Tahirih Justice Center outperforms most other charities in America.
GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant
Our status as a Gold Participant is a reflection of excellent management practices and commitment to data transparency, including financial, impact, and effectiveness information. As a Gold Participant, Tahirih joins the company of a select group of non-profits ― of more than 1.8 M organizations listed on GuideStar, only 6,160 have achieved gold recognition. View our GuideStar profile online.
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 Catalogue’s website! “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.” Read our Catalogue profile.
Newsweek Magazine’s “150 Fearless Women”
In 2012, 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 Tahirih Justice Center and her role in the precedent-setting asylum case of Fauziya Kassindja.
Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management
In June 2007, 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.
Additional Recognition in Leadership
• Layli Miller-Muro receives Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs Award
• Layli Miller-Muro wins the Diane von Furstenberg People’s Choice Award
• Layli Miller-Muro wins the Meyer Foundation’s Exponent Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership
• Jeanne Smoot, then Director of Public Policy, receives the 2008 “Agent of Change Award”from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
• Layli Miller-Muro receives the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2008 “Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership (EXCEL) Award” from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement
• Tahirih Justice Center is selected as one of the best local charities by The Washingtonian Magazine and featured as one of “64 Ways to Do Good” in the December issue’s cover story