CDC Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 17th Consecutive Year

For the 17th year in a row, the CDC Foundation achieved a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, earning a perfect score of 100 for its financial efficiency, trustworthiness and transparency, as well as its leadership and adaptability. That ability to innovate and effectively respond to health threats, as well as chronic and infectious diseases both in the United States and around the globe, helped the Foundation earn its high marks.

The largest, most comprehensive non-profit assessment organization in the nation, Charity Navigator recently set a record by evaluating more than 200,000 U.S. charities. The essential information the group gathers on the cost-effectiveness and overall health of a charity’s programs provides donors with confidence to make giving decisions that result in real impact.

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.

“Our donors, who’ve chosen to support us through their generous contributions, enable us to have impact through our programmatic work. Each donation helps us achieve our mission to protect and save lives at risk from health threats in the United States and abroad,” said Judy Monroe, MD, president and CEO of the CDC Foundation. “Achieving a 4-star Charity Navigator rating for 17 consecutive years shows our long-standing commitment to good governance, financial accountability and programmatic impact so our donors and future donors can feel confident that their contributions are being maximized to make a difference.”

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