IJ Receives Charity Navigator’s Highest Rating 16 Years Running

Lisa Bergstrom · December 4, 2017

For the 16th consecutive year, IJ has earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. 

This is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating. In awarding IJ the four-star designation again this year, Charity Navigator wrote:

We are proud to announce Institute for Justice has earned our 16th consecutive 4-star rating. This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Institute for Justice exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work. Less than 1% of the charities we evaluate have received at least 16 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Institute for Justice outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Institute for Justice apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.

IJ’s consistent excellent performance in these ratings is a result of careful stewardship and the highest professional standards across the organization. As the National Law Firm for Liberty, we have not only top-notch legal talent, but also administrative and development staffs who ensure we are in a position to act quickly and decisively to seize opportunities and produce real-world results for liberty.

Charity Navigator is the world’s largest and most utilized evaluator of charities, assessing more than 8,000 nonprofits every year.

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