Charity Navigator Awards AW Eighth Consecutive 4-Star Rating
September 2017, Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, announced that American Whitewater has earned its eighth 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. The letter from Charity Navigator informing American Whitewater that it was awarded a eighth 4-star rating from Charity Navigator is available here. An excerpt of that letter reads:
We are proud to announce American Whitewater has earned our eighth consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that American Whitewater exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 2% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that American Whitewater outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets American Whitewater apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
Charity Navigator rates national nonprofits and works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of 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.