Happy Lohri! CharityWatch Adds Rating of Sikh Coalition
Jan 13, 2023
Lohri is a popular folk festival celebrated primarily in Northern India, particularly by the people of the Punjab region, and marks the passing of the winter solstice. This ancient tradition is celebrated with singing, dancing, lighting bonfires, and eating festive food. This year's holiday falls on Saturday, January 14th.
Among those who celebrate are people from the Sikh community. Sikhism, also known as Sikhi, is the fifth-largest world religion, according to the Sikh Coalition, with an estimated 25 million followers worldwide, including approximately 500,000 in the United States. According to the Sikh Coalition, "In the Sikh tradition, service is a way of expressing gratitude to the divine...All Sikhs are expected to serve humanity" and to work towards "establishing a more just and equitable world." The Sikh philosophy and teachings support the importance of giving.
CharityWatch is pleased to announce that we have recently added The Sikh Coalition to our list of Top-Rated charities. The Sikh Coalition receives a rating of "A" on CharityWatch's "A+" to "F" rating scale for spending 85% of its cash expenses on programs and spending $6 to raise each $100 of cash support, based on our analysis of its fiscal 2021 audited financial statements and IRS tax Form 990.
The Sikh Coalition's stated mission is to work towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. In particular, the organization works towards a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith while fostering strong relations with their local community wherever they may be.