Baykeeper Update

Baykeeper Earns 2nd 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading evaluator of nonprofit organizations’ financial performance, has awarded San Francisco Baykeeper its second consecutive top 4-star rating.

“Only 17% of the charities we rate have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that San Francisco Baykeeper outperforms most other charities in America,” wrote Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger, in a letter announcing the award.

Berger also wrote, “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates San Francisco Baykeeper from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

Using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator awards only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. The rating is based on criteria that include fundraising efficiency, revenue growth, and percentage spent on program costs. Charity Navigator also checks for good governance practices, such as having independent voting board members and financials that are audited by an independent accountant. Charities earning four stars have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

“Baykeeper is honored to be among the few nonprofits to receive a second top rating from Charity Navigator,” said Deb Self, Baykeeper Executive Director. “We pledge to continue to use our donors’ contributions responsibly and effectively in our work to safeguard San Francisco Bay from pollution.”

To see Baykeeper’s financial reports, see our Annual Reports & Finances page.

To see Baykeeper’s full Charity Navigator rating, click here.