RALEIGH, N.C. (February 15, 2013) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation is proud to announce the achievement of a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This designation is bestowed on charities that adhere to the highest standards of fiscal management, accountability, and transparency.
Receiving four out of a possible four stars places the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) in an elite group of charitable organizations that demonstrate a superior commitment to sound governance, quantifiable results, and fiscal responsibility. “We take our mission very seriously and the Charity Navigator 4-star rating attests to the critical importance we place on being responsible stewards of the donations we receive,” said Dr. Terry Warren, CHF CEO and General Counsel. According to Charity Navigator only a quarter of the charities it evaluates have received its highest 4-star rating.
Since 1995, CHF has funded over $35 million for research and educational programs to prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. With the support of its donors, CHF has funded research that has led to improved diagnoses of canine diseases, development of more effective treatments, and the identification of disease prevention strategies.
Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine have all profiled Charity Navigator’s unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. Their new Accountability and Transparency metrics demand even greater rigor, responsibility, and commitment to openness by the charitable organizations they evaluate. CHF is pleased to have earned an overall rating of 64.32 on a scale of 0 – 70.
“CHF understands that today’s donors make informed decisions based upon the financial soundness of a charitable organization. We are pleased that the Charity Navigator 4-star rating provides greater confidence for our donors, assuring that their hard-earned dollars will help dogs live longer, healthier lives,” said Warren.
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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Established in 1995, CHF’s mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound, scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Zoetis, dog clubs and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $35 million to canine health research projects and education programs. Visit CHF online at www.akcchf.org for more information.