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Children’s Tumor Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

By April 16, 2021January 17th, 2024Press Release

The Children’s Tumor Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Following the recent news that the Children’s Tumor Foundation was named a “Best Place to Work” by The NonProfit Times, this means that the Children’s Tumor Foundation is among the best investments in the nonprofit sector, both in terms of its mission and its people.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

“The Children’s Tumor Foundation’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds the Children’s Tumor Foundation to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Children’s Tumor Foundation.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission to drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community,” said Annette Bakker, PhD, President of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability as we work to end NF.”

The Charity Navigator report on the Children’s Tumor Foundation can be found here.

The Children’s Tumor Foundation most recent Annual Report can be found here.

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