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Our high charity ratings guarantee that your support is used effectively and efficiently.

You can feel confident with Environmental Defense Fund’s high charity ratings that your donations in support of the environment will make a difference. EDF’s critical programs need your help to continue to enact powerful and positive change on behalf of the environment and the economy.

EDF consistently receives high charity ratings from Charity Navigator, as well as holding superlative ratings from many other charity watchdog organizations, including the American Institute of Philanthropy, Charity Watch and others.

Charity NavigatorEnvironmental Defense Fund holds high charity ratings with Charity Navigator. EDF achieved this rating from America’s premier independent charity evaluator because we exceed industry standards and outperform most other public charities and many other environmental charities in terms of efficiency, capacity and financial health.

CharityWatchEnvironmental Defense Fund has earned an A rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). EDF continues to receive high ratings from this charity watch organization for maximizing the performance of every donation. 

BBB Accredited CharityEnvironmental Defense Fund is also a Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance Accredited Charity. We meet all 20 of the Alliance’s Standards for Charity Accountability, which exist to help donors make informed giving decisions.

GuideStar Exchange Value PartnerEnvironmental Defense Fund is a Valued Partner of the GuideStar Exchange program, linking reputable non-profits with passionate supporters.


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