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Our 9th 4-star Rating

11/01/2016

KIDNEY CANCER ASSOCIATION EARNS

COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR  

(CHICAGO, ILL., NOVEMBER 1, 2016) – The Kidney Cancer Association’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 9th time that The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) has earned this top distinction in the past decade.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. On June 1, 2016, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health with CN 2.1.These enhancements further substantiate the financial health of our four-star charities.  

“KCA’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This puts KCA in a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support KCA.”   

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to accomplish our mission of ‘A World Without Kidney Cancer’,” said Carrie Konosky, KCA’s president. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

KCA’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about KCA’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

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