CDC Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Eleventh Consecutive Year

For the eleventh consecutive year, the CDC Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator. Four stars is the highest rating awarded by Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. Only one percent of charities evaluated have received at least 11 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

As the independent, nonprofit partner of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Foundation helps CDC save and improve more lives through collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, private entities and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world.

The core components of Charity Navigator ratings—financial health, accountability and transparency—are measured annually. This 4-star designation also indicates the CDC Foundation adheres to nonprofit sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way.

“It’s important that our partners trust that we use our resources wisely to accomplish our mission to help CDC save and improve lives. Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to them our long-standing commitment to good governance, financial accountability and programmatic impact,” said Judith Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. “We are proud to have earned our eleventh consecutive 4-star charity ranking.

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