In late December I got the great news that WILD again received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Here is an excerpt from the letter we received from Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator:
“On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate The WILD Foundation on achieving our coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management. As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars. In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, highlights the fine work of efficient charities such as your own, and provides donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.
Based on the most recent financial information available, we have calculated a new rating for your organization. We are proud to announce The WILD Foundation has earned our second consecutive 4-star rating for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances. Only 20% of the charities we rate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The WILD Foundation consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates The WILD Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”