Awards & Recognition


Financial & Organizational Excellence

Charity Navigator (3-Star Rating in 2020 & 4-Star Rating in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

We are proud to have received 13 Four-Star ratings to date which less than 1% of U.S. charities can claim.

Great Place to Work Certified Sri Lanka (2019,2020)

Recognized in three categories by Great Place to Work Sri Lanka – Certified™:

  • Great Place to Work - 2019 & 2020
  • 10 Best Workplaces for Women in Sri Lanka 2020
  • 10 Best Workplaces for Millenials in Sri Lanka 2020, it's inaugural list

Great Place to Work – Certified™ has a minimum threshold of Millennials in the workforce, and by fostering genuine human connections and enabling them to bring their unique selves to work, these organizations are driving a more positive experience for Millennials in the workplace.

Adaptive Torchie Award (2017)

Excellence in Financial Business Partnering and Collaborative Planning

India International Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award (2017)

Awarded by The India International Corporate Social Responsibility (IICSR) Conclave 2017

Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award (2015)

Awarded to John Wood on behalf of Room to Read by the Nepalese Ministry of Education

India's Great Place to Work Award (2016, 2015)

Room to Read India placed in the Top 10

Great Nonprofits Top Rated List (2016, 2014, 2013)

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award is based on the large number of positive reviews that Room to Read received.

NGO Advisor's Top 500 NGOs (#13 in 2016, #23 in 2015, #26 in 2014)

NGO Advisor ihighlights innovation, impact and governance in the nonprofit sector.

The Global Journal's Top 100 NGOs (2013, 2012)

Ranking factors include innovation, impact, transparency, and strategic and financial management.

Best in Biz Awards, Silver Winner, International Nonprofit Organization of the Year (2016)

Top 10 Development Organizations on Twitter (2011)

Chronicle of Philanthropy, #2 Nonprofit Twitter Feed (2011)

University of San Francisco "Asia Pacific Leadership" Award (2007)