Charity Navigator Awards American Indian College Fund Third Consecutive Four-Star Rating

May 2, 2012 | Blog


Charity Navigator, the nation’s top charity evaluation system, has awarded the Denver-based American Indian College Fund (the Fund) a coveted four-star rating for sound fiscal management and transparency. This is the Fund’s third consecutive four-star rating.

Charity Navigator applies data-driven analysis to the charitable sector to evaluate charities’ effectiveness, then publishes that data on its web site to help donors evaluate their giving choices using information Charity Navigator gathers to form a picture of a charity’s accountability, governance, transparency, and quantifiable results with their recipients, which reflect how it executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

Ken Berger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Charity Navigator, said, “Only 9% of the charities we rate have received at least three consecutive four-star evaluations, indicating that American Indian College Fund outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates American Indian College Fund from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

“The American Indian College Fund has raised money for scholarships for American Indian college students from across the nation for 23 years, while also supporting the nation’s 33 tribal colleges and universities. We are honored and delighted that Charity Navigator has recognized the American Indian College Fund’s hard work and dedication to the Native and tribal college communities while maintaining our high standards for accountability and transparency to our donors,” said Richard B. Williams, President and CEO of the American Indian College Fund.

Charity Navigator’s review of American Indian College Fund’s fiscal health is available at

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