AKC Canine Health Foundation Receives Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency


Sharon M. Albright, DVM, CCRT
Manager of Communications & Veterinary Outreach
AKC Canine Health Foundation
Phone: 919-334-4019
E-mail: sharon.albright@akcchf.org

For Immediate Release

RALEIGH, NC (March 20, 2023) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs, receives its fifth consecutive Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid charity evaluator.

The Platinum Seal of Transparency is Candid’s (formerly GuideStar) highest level of recognition. It demonstrates CHF’s transparency to potential donors regarding the Foundation’s strategic planning and metrics used to track progress towards the mission of advancing the health of all dogs. Already in 2023, CHF has awarded $800,000 in new canine health research grants to study diseases such as degenerative myelopathy, cancer, infectious diseases, and more. Additional proposals are expected this year in aging canine medicine, epilepsy, and educational grants. 

“The AKC Canine Health Foundation is proud to work with researchers, veterinary professionals, breeders, and dog lovers in service of our mission,” says Dr. Darin Collins, CHF Chief Executive Officer. “We are making a difference in the health of all dogs.”

CHF is currently managing 171 active canine health research and educational grants with a total investment of $13.4 million. Learn more about this research at www.akcchf.org/research.


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About CHF
Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs. With more than $67 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as demonstrated by their highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

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