The Elton John AIDS Foundation announced today that it has received its 8th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the third such rating under their new, enhanced metrics.
"Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that our foundation consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and adheres to good governance and other best practices that promote and ensure ethical and transparent business dealings," declared EJAF Chairman David Furnish. "Only 10% of organisations evaluated by Charity Navigator have received three consecutive 4-star ratings under the new system, indicating that our foundation outperforms most other charities in America."
Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger stated, "This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Elton John AIDS Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
"We cannot begin to express how very proud we are that our foundation has received this ringing endorsement from America's premier charity evaluator, providing independent assurance that donations entrusted to EJAF will be well and properly invested in HIV prevention programs," commented EJAF Executive Director Scott Campbell.
Elton added: "We have accomplished a great deal over the past two decades. However, we still have a lot of work to do to fulfill our mission of serving vulnerable at-risk populations without judgment, reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, educating people about HIV/AIDS, and supporting science-based, culturally sensitive HIV prevention programming. This is what EJAF has been doing with great success for more than 20 years, and we are deeply grateful to our loyal donors who have helped us maintain our momentum."