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EDF strives to earn the highest charity ratings to give you assurance that your support will be used effectively and efficiently.

EDF consistently receives top charity ratings from Charity Navigator, as well as superlative ratings from many other charity watchdog organizations, including the American Institute of Philanthropy’s CharityWatch and others.

Charity NavigatorEnvironmental Defense Fund holds a four-star rating from 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.

CharityWatch CharityWatchEnvironmental Defense Fund has earned an “A rating” from the American Institute of Philanthropy’s CharityWatch. EDF continues to receive top ratings from this charity watchdog organization for maximizing the performance of every donation.

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


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