By: Kyle Grammatica
The Foundation has just earned a “Give with Confidence” 100/100 rating from Charity Navigator, the largest charity evaluator in America. This rating is given to organizations with strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency. Our rating of 100/100 is a testament to our effectiveness as a nonprofit and is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to protecting wild Florida.
“We are delighted to provide the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “We are eager to see the good work that the organization is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 8.5 million users annually. Their Encompass Rating System is a comprehensive evaluation tool that analyzes nonprofit performance based on indicators including finance, accountability, impact, and results.
The Encompass Rating System uses a combination of automated methods and technology-supported manual research and analysis to provide donors and nonprofits with clearly-visualized indicators of organizational effectiveness.
Since 1994, the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida has raised and donated more than $45 million for conservation and outdoor recreation. We are the citizen-support organization of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and work with a variety of other public and private organizations to achieve our science-based conservation, research, education, and outdoor recreation goals. Our grantmaking traditionally focuses on providing outdoor education and recreational opportunities for youth, combatting invasive species, improving management of wildlife habitats and fisheries, protecting Florida’s freshwater springs, and improving public access to hunting, fishing, and boating resources. As a nonprofit organization, we accept charitable contributions toward these and other conservation programs in Florida and surrounding waters.
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