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Charity Navigator's Operating Principles

 
 

UNBIASED EVALUATIONS
Maintain impartiality, being mindful and accountable for the results of our work

GOOD FAITH
Assume charities are honest until proven otherwise

WALK THE WALK
Govern and operate Charity Navigator in a manner consistent with our vision for the sector and to the same standards with which we rate charities

FRICTION FREE 
Provide easy access to Charity Navigator’s staff, data, insights, research and ratings for donors, charities, sector and industry partners
 
MISSION DRIVEN 
Create maximum impact for donors and charities
 
LEAN FORWARD 
Commit to what is possible now, and advance beyond past experiences
 
LEVERAGE PARTNERSHIPS
Achieve the greatest impact in the most efficient way possible

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Charity Navigator is turning 15!

Together, with donors like you, we have been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and accountability
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

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For 15 years, Charity Navigator has equipped donors with unbiased charity evaluations and tools to help you make informed giving decisions. Learn more about that journey and the bold goals on our road ahead.

Charity Navigator is turning 15!

Together, with donors like you, we have been able to:

  • Continually provide new and updated charity ratings
  • Increase charity transparency and accountability
  • Support the long-term missions of charities through our encouragement of informed giving

Did you know that we’re a charity, too? Your donation will help us provide new tools and information that you can rely on to make impactful giving choices. Your gift of any size will make a difference!