Our charity ratings

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The generous support from our donors makes it possible for us to create lasting solutions to our biggest environmental challenges.

EDF strives to earn the highest charity ratings so that you know we will use your investment in our work efficiently and effectively.

We consistently receive top ratings from Charity Navigator, as well as high ratings from GuideStar and the American Institute of Philanthropy's CharityWatch.

Charity Navigator

EDF holds a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the premier independent charity evaluator in the U.S. EDF achieved this rating because we exceed industry standards and outperform most other public charities.


EDF is a Platinum-level participant of the GuideStar Exchange program, linking reputable nonprofits with passionate supporters.


EDF has a B+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy's CharityWatch. EDF receives high ratings from this charity watchdog organization for maximizing the performance of every donation.

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