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    Charity Navigator Honored For Best Product, Innovation, or Service Category Responsible Technology In the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards

    FEBRUARY 27, 2023 - New York, NY – Charity Navigator announced today that it won an Anthem Award in the Best Product, Innovation, or Service category for Responsible Technology.  Its submission, “Democratizing Trustworthy Charitable Giving Via Smart Searching, Ratings and Scam Prevention Resources,” is a Bronze award recipient for a Responsible Technology campaign which highlights Charity Navigator’s new website with a robust search engine and expanded rating system that shines a light on a charity’s cost-effectiveness and overall health, and resources for giving safely and effectively.


    Charity Navigator, the world’s largest nonprofit evaluator rating nearly 200,000 U.S.-registered 501(c)(3) organizations, launched its new website in November 2022.  Staying true to its mission to make impactful giving easier for all, the organization is steadfast in its commitment to contribute to the democratization of philanthropy, allowing donors, regardless of socioeconomic status, to find and support causes closest to their hearts. This is evident from their website, where donors can access charity ratings and other resources, like curated lists, and tools, such as the Giving Basket, to easily and efficiently donate to charities for free.   


    “This Anthem Award acknowledges our team's commitment to meet the demands of modern giving,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator,“ Charity Navigator's award-winning website provides  its 11+ million annual visitors with an impartial charity evaluation that enables donors of every income level to give not only with their heart but with their head too.” 


    Anthem Winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Members include: Nicholas Thompson, CEO, The Atlantic, Christina Swarns, Executive Director, Innocence Project, Zarna Surti, Global Creative Director, Nike Purpose, Maurice Mitchell, National Director, Working Families Party, Lindsay Stein, Chief Purpose Office, Tombras, Jennifer Lotito, President & Chief Operating Officer, (RED), Lisa Sherman, President & CEO, The Ad Council, Emily Barfoot, Global Brand Director Dove, Unilever, Trovon Williams, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, NAACP, Roma McCaig, Senior VP of Impact, Clif Bar, Michelle Egan, Chief Strategy Officer, NRDC, Dinah-Kareen Jean, Senior Manager, Social Innovation, Etsy, Sarah Kate Ellis, President & CEO, GLAAD, Jad Finck, Vice President of Innovation & Sustainability, Allbirds, Christopher Miller, Head of Global Activism Strategy, Ben & Jerry’s, Shayla Tait, Director of Philanthropy The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation.


    “Since launching this platform in June of 2021, we have seen that social change has emerged as a dominant force in mainstream culture.” said Anthem Awards Managing Director Jessica Lauretti. “The sheer number, breadth and overall quality of the entries shared with us in the 2nd Annual Awards is a testament to the strength of this growing movement and demonstrates an enduring commitment to the work that is both humbling and inspiring to see. From the war in Ukraine, to protests in Iran and the ongoing battle for equality here at home in the States, the call for change not only perseveres but is a growing global chorus.


    Winners for the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards will be celebrated at the Winners Celebration on February 27 in NYC. Fans will be able to hear from social impact leaders and their hallmark speeches at


    About the Anthem Awards


    The Anthem Awards was launched in response to the prevalence social good has taken within the national conversation and cultural zeitgeist in recent years. The 2nd Annual competition received nearly 2,000 entries from 43 countries worldwide. By amplifying the voices that spark global change, the Anthem Awards are defining a new benchmark for impactful work that inspires others to take action in their communities. A portion of program revenue will fund a new grant program supporting emerging individuals and organizations working to advance the causes recognized in the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards.


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    Charity Navigator is a 501(c)(3) organization that guides intelligent giving with the nation's largest, most comprehensive charity evaluation tool. The organization helps donors easily identify U.S.-registered charities making a difference on the issues they care about most while helping charities better understand their donors, deliver on impact, increase awareness, and build trust. Learn more at




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