NEW YORK, NY. March 28 – Lupus Research Alliance earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Awarded for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, the Lupus Research Alliance has earned this distinction every year since its founding in 2016.
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.
“Lupus Research Alliance’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 adds Lupus Research Alliance to 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 Lupus Research Alliance.”
“It’s important our donors know that we’re investing their donations wisely to fund the most promising research that can transform the lives of people with lupus,” said Debra Rose, Lupus Research Alliance Chief Financial Officer. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability. We are particularly proud that every dollar we receive goes directly to fulfill our mission because our Board of Directors fund all administrative and fundraising costs.”
Lupus Research Alliance’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about Lupus Research Alliance’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
About the Lupus Research Alliance
The Lupus Research Alliance aims to transform treatment while advancing toward a cure by funding the most innovative lupus research in the world. The organization’s stringent peer review grant process fosters diverse scientific talent who are driving discovery toward better diagnostics, improved treatments and ultimately a cure for lupus. Because the Lupus Research Alliance’s Board of Directors fund all administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of all donations goes to support lupus research programs.
About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.