AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, indicating that CHF adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

We are honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating. -- Terry T. Warren, CHF CEO and General Counsel

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce it has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, bases their evaluation on sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and transparency. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

According to Charity Navigator, only a quarter of the charities it evaluates have received its highest 4-star rating. Since its first review 12 years ago, CHF has received the 4-star rating eight different times.

Since 1995, CHF has funded over $40 million for research and educational programs to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. With the support of its donors, CHF has funded research that has led to improved diagnosis of canine diseases, development of more effective treatments, and the identification of disease prevention strategies. In 2013 CHF launched two major initiatives to fight gastric dilatation (GDV or bloat) and canine cancer in addition to advancing research on more than a dozen other conditions that affect the lives of all dogs.

“We are honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating,” said Terry T. Warren, CHF CEO and General Counsel. “This distinction reflects our accountability to all our constituencies and our commitment to our mission: helping all dogs live longer, healthier lives.”

Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine have all profiled Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. Receiving four stars indicates the charity has demonstrated sound fiscal management and accountability, a commitment to openness, and shows long-term financial health. CHF is pleased to have earned an overall rating of 60.74 on a scale of 0 – 70.

To learn more about CHF and its commitment to the health of all dogs, visit http://www.akcchf.org. To see the AKC Canine Health Foundation rating visit Charity Navigator.

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About CHF
The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. Established in 1995, CHF’s mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound, scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), dog clubs, and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $40 million to canine health research projects and education programs. Visit CHF online at http://www.akcchf.org for more information.

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