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4 Stars for 6 Years: AFAR achieves Charity Navigator's highest rating

May 22

4 Stars for 6 Years: AFAR achieves Charity Navigator's highest rating View MoreBACK



For the 6th consecutive year, AFAR has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.

This is the highest possible rating and shows that AFAR adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that AFAR exceeds industry standards:

Only 8% of the charities Charity Navigator evaluates have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that AFAR outperforms most other charities in America.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator states: “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 American Federation for Aging Research.”

Learn more about AFAR’s 4-star Charity Navigator rating here and Charity’ Navigator’s rating system here.

This 4-star rating assures that when you donate to AFAR, you can donate with confidence in our fiscal transparency and accountability.

to advance healthy aging through biomedical research.