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Press Release

Charity Navigator Awards Highest Possible Rating to the Animal Legal Defense Fund

Organization receives 4-star rating four years in a row

Contact: media@aldf.org, 201-679-7088

Cotati, CA – Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, awarded a 4-star rating to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, the nation’s leading legal advocacy organization for animals, for the fourth consecutive year.

This honor demonstrates that the Animal Legal Defense Fund upholds an unwavering commitment to transparency, accountability and financial health. Our organization “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause,” according to Charity Navigator.

Charity Navigator continues to improve the resources available for conscious giving. With a trusted rating system that carefully analyzes key performance measures, the website expertly assisting donors in making informed philanthropic decisions.

Less than a quarter of organizations rated by Charity Navigator have received a 4-star rating, the highest rating available. Only 16.4 percent of the 1.8 million U.S. nonprofits evaluated have maintained a 4-star rating for four years in a row.

“We work tirelessly to enforce existing anti-cruelty laws and advance legal protections to create a just legal system for animals. As part of that work, we fight for transparency in law and policy,” says Animal Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Stephen Wells. “An exceptional 4-star rating four years in a row reflects our organization’s commitment to transparency, as well. This commitment is reflected in all aspects of our work.”

Guidestar, a database specializing in U.S. nonprofit reporting, has also presented the Animal Legal Defense Fund with a platinum status seal of transparency for 2018. The Animal Legal Defense Fund is recognized as a Better Business Bureau accredited charity, and a “Best in America” charity, awarded by Independent Charities of America, as well.

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