A Winning Streak!

We are delighted to share that The NEA Foundation has earned our 8th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator! Each year, Charity Navigator rates thousands of charities on financial health, as well as accountability and transparency. 4-stars is their highest rating, and only 2% of all rated charities have received this score for at least 8 years running. Read our official recognition letter below and then check out our full Charity Navigator profile.

On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate The NEA Foundation on attainting the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

The nonprofit sector is advancing and expanding. As our organizations evolve, so do the desires and interests of our supporters. Astute donors are yearning for greater accountability, transparency, and for concrete results from us. With more than 1.5 million American charities, Charity Navigator aims to accentuate the work of efficient and transparent organizations. The intent of our work is to provide donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in both the charitable decisions that they make and the nonprofit sector.

Based on the most recent information available, we have issued a new rating for your organization. We are proud to announce The NEA Foundation 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 The NEA Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Only 2% of charities we evaluate have received at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The NEA Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets The NEA Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

Forbes, Business Week, and Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, among others, have profiled and celebrated our unique method of applying data-driven analysis to the charitable sector. We evaluate ten times more charities than our nearest competitor and currently attract more visitors to our website than all other charity rating groups combined, thus making us the leading charity evaluator in America. Our data shows that users of our site donated more than they planned to before viewing our findings, and in fact, it is estimated that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charity gifts.

Your achievement and the 4-star rating will enhance your organization’s fundraising and public relations efforts. Our favorable review of The NEA Foundation’s financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency is now visible on our website.

We wish you continued success in your charitable endeavors.


Michael Thatcher
President and CEO

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