CDC Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 12th Consecutive Year

For the 12th consecutive year, the CDC Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Four stars is the highest rating awarded by Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. Only one percent of charities evaluated have received at least 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

The CDC Foundation is the independent, nonprofit partner of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In its work, 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.

“In our mission to help CDC save and improve lives, we work hard to ensure our donors trust that their investment is being used wisely,” said Judith Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. “Working hard to earn our 4-star Charity Navigator rating emphasizes our commitment to good governance, financial accountability and programmatic impact.”

As defined by Charity Navigator, a 4-star rating indicates that a charity has exceeded industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause. Charity Navigator accepts no funding from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. For more information, visit