CHF has been awarded a third consecutive
4-Star rating by Charity Navigator, America’s
largest independent evaluator of charities.
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs,
has once again received the coveted 4-star rating from Charity
Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. This rating recognizes the foundation’s sound fiscal management, commitment to accountability and transparency.
“Our hard-working staff, Board of Directors, corporate
alliances, researchers, veterinarians, dog clubs, partners, and
volunteers contributing to the Foundation’s accomplishments don’t do what
they do for the glory, they are truly dedicated to improving canine health.
Their efforts, reflected by Charity Navigator’s highest rating, are important
aspects of the reason thousands of donors across the world feel confident in
supporting our mission,” Susan Lilly, Canine Health Foundation CEO, said.
Charity Navigator works to help donors make educated giving
decisions by providing information on more than five thousand charities
nationwide and by evaluating their financial health. It calculates each
charity’s score based upon several broad criteria, including how much is spent
per dollar raised, what percentage of funds goes to programs vs. administrative
and fund-raising expenses, and the organization’s long-term financial health.
It then assigns a rating from one to four, with four being the best rating.
Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates
that the Canine Health Foundation adheres to good governance and other best
practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently
executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
This is the third consecutive year the Foundation has
received a 4-star rating.
“Only 12 percent of the charities rated by Charity
Navigator have received at least three consecutive 4-star evaluations,
indicating that the AKC Canine Health Foundation outperforms most other
charities in America,” said Charity Navigator Founder and Chairman of the Board
John P. Dugan.
Thank you for your trust and your commitment to helping all dogs live longer, healthier lives!