Charity Navigator Listing Requirements

Below is the correspondence from Charity Navigator:

Charity Navigator has many listing requirements in order to be rated by their organization. Below is our correspondence with CN and a link that details their requirements for listing.

From: Munasiba (Support staff)

Greetings Rick, Thank you for contacting Charity Navigator. 

At this time, your charity does not meet our eligibility requirements, specifically, that you are currently newer than the groups we rate. We provide basic data on our website for all approximately 1.7 million nonprofit organizations registered with the IRS in the United States. This information comes directly from the IRS Business Master File. We then evaluate and rate a subset of organizations that meet the following criteria:

In the interim, I encourage you to be transparent with your constituents by publishing your financial reports on your website, listing your staff/ board, sharing information about your programmatic performance and so on. The more open and transparent you are with your current and potential donors, the more confidence they’ll have in your work. Hopefully, one day we will be able to rate your charity and thus validate the efficiency and accountability of your operations. 

In the meantime, I wish you all the best in your charitable endeavors.

Best, Munasiba, Charity Navigator