AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator


Bradford Brady
Director of Development & Communications
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Phone: 919-334-4023
E-mail: bradford.brady@akcchf.org

For Immediate Release

 AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns Coveted Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator


RALEIGH, NC (September 6, 2018) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), whose mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease, has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

“AKC Canine Health Foundation’s exceptional four-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our four-star rating. Based on its four-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support AKC Canine Health Foundation.”

Achieving a four-star rating from Charity Navigator — the organization’s highest rating — is very significant in the nonprofit industry and acknowledges that CHF exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility and outperforms most charities in its category.

“We are pleased to have earned this recognition and to be listed among the top nonprofits in the country,” states Dr. Diane Brown, CHF CEO. “CHF employs a stringent grant review process which allows us to be confident that research is doing the most good for the most dogs while making the best use of our donors’ contributions. The support we receive from our donors demonstrates their trust in our process and vision.”

Since its founding in 1995, CHF has awarded over $46 million in canine health research and educational grants. CHF currently manages 133 active grants in 23 research program areas specifically for dogs, including three current research initiatives focused on hemangiosarcoma, epilepsy, and tick-borne disease. Donations from individual dog lovers, dog clubs, foundations and corporations are invested in a diverse portfolio of innovative grants to find better treatments, more accurate diagnoses, and an improved understanding of the mechanisms that cause disease in dogs.


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About CHF
Since 1995, the Raleigh, NC-based AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science and research to improve the lives of dogs. The Foundation works to prevent, treat and cure diseases that impact all dogs, while providing professional information and resources for a new breed of dog owner. Take action because you care; find out more online at www.akcchf.org.


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, NJ, 07452.

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