The Everglades Foundation Earns 4-star Charity Navigator Rating, GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

In recognition of its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, The Everglades Foundation has earned the highest levels of recognition offered by the nation’s two largest and most respected charity watchdogs, Charity Navigator and GuideStar.

The Foundation CEO Eric Eikenberg announced that the Foundation had earned both the coveted “Four-Star” rating by Charity Navigator and the 2018 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency.

“Because all administrative and fundraising costs are borne exclusively by support from our Board of Directors, our donors know that every dollar of their gift goes to programs, not overhead,” said Eikenberg.

“The Everglades Foundation’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds The Everglades Foundation to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support The Everglades Foundation.”

About Charity Navigator:

Charity Navigator, charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501(c)(3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers.

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles:

The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. GuideStar encourages every nonprofit to claim and update its profile at no cost to the organization. Updating allows nonprofits to share a wealth of up-to-date information with the more than 8 million people who visit GuideStar to learn more about nonprofit organizations each year. Updating also allows nonprofits to share information with the more than 200 philanthropic websites and applications that are powered by GuideStar data. To reach a given participation level, organizations need to complete all required fields for that participation level. The GuideStar participation levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.

About The Everglades Foundation:

The Everglades Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to leading efforts to restore and protect the greater Everglades ecosystem. Since its founding in 1993 by a group of local outdoor enthusiasts, the Foundation has become a respected and important advocate for the sustainability of one of the world’s most unique ecosystems.  For more information, please visit EvergladesFoundation.org.

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