Charity Navigator Awards AW Second Consecutive 4-star Rating

posted December 2, 2011
by Mark Singleton

article photo 1
American Whitewater has received a second 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.
 
Dec 1, 2011, Charity Navigator announced that American Whitewater has earned its second consecutive 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that American Whitewater adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 13% of the charities Charity Navigator rates have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that American Whitewater outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates American Whitewater from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.
 
Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities. Ratings reflect the organizational efficiency and organizational capacity examining financial records to evaluate the balance and growth of such things as administrative expenses, fundraising expenses and efficiency, primary revenue growth, program expense growth and working capital ratio.
 
“Six years of prudent and conservative financial management has returned American Whitewater from the brink of insolvency back in 2004 to a solid fiscal foundation,” said AW Treasurer Don Kinser. “We now have the financial strength and resources to expand our stewardship efforts and embark on more ambitious initiatives to fulfill our mission to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.”
 
View the Charity Navigator rating letter by clicking here.