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Charity Navigator is the world's largest and most trusted nonprofit evaluator

 
 
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About Charity Navigator

Your guide to intelligent giving

Since 2001, we've been empowering millions of donors by providing them with free access to data, tools, and resources to guide philanthropic decision-making. Through our ratings, nonprofits are equipped with the nonprofit sector's premier trust indicator and a powerful platform to raise awareness and funds.

Accessed more than 11 million times annually, donors can give with confidence knowing the organizations that are highly rated on Charity Navigator efficiently steward donations and are accountable and transparent. While we have a large footprint and an established, trusted brand, our team of approximately 25 considers itself small-but-mighty.

Like the nonprofits we rate, we're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, too. We don't charge the organizations we evaluate, ensuring our ratings remain objective. In turn, we depend on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations to fund our programs.


Charity Navigator's Mission

OUR MISSION

Make impactful giving easier for all

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OUR VISION

Giving is inclusive, effective, and abundant — driving greater impact for causes people care about

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MOON SHOT

Guide a trillion dollars of giving toward better outcomes


OUR VALUES

LEADERSHIP

We dream big and strive toward making the seemingly impossible possible, lifting the sector as we go.

COLLABORATION

We collaborate internally and externally to accelerate our work and achieve more together.

EQUITY

We stand for equity, diversity, and inclusion within our organization and through our evaluations and guidance.

FAIRNESS

We assume good intent, leading with trust within our organization and through our work to catalyze giving wherever there is need.

USEFULNESS

We provide fair, transparent evaluations, and valuable tools to enable a diverse set of donors to find and support an ever-greater number of nonprofits they can trust.


OUR WORK

With more than 160,000 nonprofits rated, our ratings show charitable givers/ social investors how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, how well it has sustained its programs and services over time, and their level of commitment to good governance, best practices, and openness with information.

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In addition to ratings, our team provides tips for donors, curates lists of nonprofits responding to disasters and current events (Hot Topics), simplifies your gift-giving with the Giving Basket, and more.

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