Our Commitment to Donors
Charity Navigator will prioritize upholding our unbiased reputation and rigor in all of our partnerships. To ensure our continued objectivity, we are committed to the following guidelines:
Independence & Integrity in Charity Selection: It is strictly prohibited for the sponsor to intervene in the selection process of the charities listed. They are neither authorized to suggest any charities initially, nor allowed to eliminate any charities from the list at any stage. The curation of the list will be carried out entirely by the Charity Navigator staff to ensure impartiality, and our selection process will be transparently communicated to donors.
Disclosure: Charity Navigator will disclose that a company has sponsored a list. If the sponsor is a foundation or a rated organization, this will also be disclosed on their profile page.
Sponsor selection: Charity Navigator maintains neutrality and may reject sponsors misaligned with our mission or values. Charity Navigator will establish a robust internal review process to prevent actual or perceived conflicts of interest. This process will involve a thorough assessment of the sponsor's interests, ensuring they do not compromise the integrity of the charity list. Additionally, sponsors must align with the causes they support. Charity Navigator will only accept sponsorship from organizations or individuals whose values and interests are consistent with the curated list's theme to ensure authenticity and relevance.
Public Input and Feedback: Charity Navigator will evaluate donor perception of our brand and trustworthiness. To ensure public trust and accountability, Charity Navigator will actively seek and consider feedback from its website visitors and stakeholders regarding sponsored curated charity lists. This engagement will help the organization improve its practices and maintain its reputation for integrity. If these metrics are negatively affected, we will reassess the program
Legal and Ethical Compliance: Charity Navigator will ensure that all sponsorship agreements adhere to legal and ethical guidelines. We will also maintain a strict code of organizational conduct to uphold our values and principles.