CDC Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 13th Consecutive Year

For the 13th 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 13 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.

“It’s imperative our donors trust their investment to the CDC Foundation is being used wisely. Today we are working diligently to advance CDC’s emergency response to COVID-19. Support from donors is essential in tackling this latest public health threat,” said Judith Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating emphasizes our commitment to good governance, financial accountability and programmatic impact in all aspects of the work we do, including responding to emergencies like COVID-19.”

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