September 1, 2022
September 5 is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Charity – created to mobilize people “to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.”
Our mission at the Lupus Research Alliance is to transform the lives of people with lupus through the power of science, and this is an opportune moment to let you know how we are perceived as a charity by independent organizations that exist to help donors evaluate where to best invest their contributions.
We are proud to have earned the best rating — four out of four stars — by Charity Navigator. This denotes exceptional performance, that the LRA “exceeds industry standards, and outperforms most charities” in our field. Since 2001, Charity Navigator has been providing “clear, objective, and reliable assessments of both the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of charities.”
We are also the only lupus organization to receive the Gold Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, showing where funding comes from and where it goes. Less than five percent of the 1.8 million nonprofits evaluated by Guidestar earn a Gold Seal.
Additionally, LRA gained “Top Rated” status with an “A” ranking from nonprofit evaluator, CharityWatch which aims to serve the donating public with ratings that help make informed giving decisions. The LRA is also a Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, having met all their 20 standards for accountability.
A well-respected guide for making smart investments in everything from coffee to cars, Consumer Reports has consistently recommended the Lupus Research Alliance as one of the five best Health non-profits in the country. Founded in 1936, the nonprofit organization was “created to equip people with the credible, trustworthy information they needed to make informed choices.”
LUPUS RESEARCH ALLIANCE EARNS TOP MARKS FROM CHARITY EVALUATORS
We work very hard to earn these recommendations and hope you will consider them when you decide how to celebrate International Day of Charity.