March 23, 2018

CNAS Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to announce that it has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the country’s largest independent charity evaluator, for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. This is the first time that CNAS has earned this top distinction.

“The Center for a New American Security’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” remarked Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. 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 CNAS.”

“The Center earned this recognition because of the hard work of its staff, the generosity and trust of its donors, and the continued guidance from its Board of Directors,” said David Romley, CNAS’ Senior Vice President. “Those constituencies deserve a well-managed and highly-functioning organization so that our researchers can provide the most impactful national security solutions to policy makers.”

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. The rating is comprised of metrics evaluating the organization’s governance and ethical practices, as well as financial accountability and transparency. Taken together, these metrics reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

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