We are honored to receive this 10th consecutive 4-star designation, which highlights the American Kidney Fund’s commitment to executing our mission in a fiscally responsible way
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) February 24, 2012
Charity Navigator, the nation’s premiere charity evaluator, has awarded the American Kidney Fund its “highest, 4-star” evaluation for sound fiscal management. This is the 10th consecutive year that the American Kidney Fund has received the 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health, accountability and transparency of America's largest charities.
“We are honored to receive this 10th consecutive 4-star designation, which highlights the American Kidney Fund’s commitment to executing our mission in a fiscally responsible way,” said LaVarne A. Burton, President and CEO of the American Kidney Fund. “We deeply value our contributors, and we will remain committed to the efficient, ethical and open use of the donated dollar.”
The American Kidney Fund’s mission is to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts. In 2011, the American Kidney Fund provided over $190 million in grant assistance to nearly 90,000 kidney patients nationwide.
Ninety-seven cents of every dollar spent by the American Kidney Fund in 2011 went to programs and services.
“Less than 1 percent of the charities we rate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that American Kidney Fund outperforms most other charities in America,” said Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator.