Kudos to a member of the family – the American Veterinary Medical Foundation – for reaching new heights. As a matter of fact, you can’t get any higher. Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in the country, recently awarded the AVMF four stars for the foundation’s sound fiscal management, and commitment to accountability and transparency.
The coveted four-star rating is Charity Navigator’s highest, and achieving such status isn’t easy. Charity Navigator evaluates more than 5,500 charities. More than 230 of them are in the Animal Rights, Welfare and Services category, which includes groups such as the AVMF, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Morris Animal Foundation and the Humane Society of the United States. The AVMF is one of only 53 charities that received a four-star rating in that group.
It takes a lot of effort to achieve such status. And while the four-star rating certainly is something to celebrate, it’s even more reflective of the level of service and commitment the AVMF provides its donors and those who benefit from foundation generosity. More donors than ever are demanding greater accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they support. Earning Charity Navigator’s four-star rating is proof that the AVMF is meeting those standards.