Mass Audubon Earns Top Rating from Charity Navigator for Seventh-Straight Year

Release Date:
July 17, 2020

LINCOLN—For the seventh consecutive year, Mass Audubon has earned a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most consulted evaluator of charities.

In again recognizing with its highest rating Mass Audubon’s consistent financial health and commitment to accountability, Charity Navigator has placed the state’s largest nature conservation organization within the top 10 percent of the thousands of charities the organization assesses.

In a congratulatory letter to Mass Audubon President David O’Neill, Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher noted,  ”Only seven percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least seven consecutive 4-star evaluations. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Mass Audubon apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

O’Neill said, “We are honored to have established a track record of consistent 4-Star ratings by such a respected organization, a welcome endorsement of Mass Audubon’s fiscal integrity and commitment to mission.

“I assure Mass Audubon members, donors, Board of Directors, and staff, “O’Neill added, “that Charity Navigator’s high praise will only strengthen our commitment to best practices and rigorous financial standards in executing our mission to connect all people with nature.”

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Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.