At Charity Navigator, we classify charities by the kind of programs and services they provide, and by the way they function financially. We employ a two-tiered classification system that groups charities into:
In our commitment to continually improve our classification system, Charity Navigator just expanded its list of Categories from nine to eleven. Effective February 1, 2015, the Category on our site that was called "Public Benefit" was replaced by three new Category titles:
And under Research and Public Policy, we turned one Cause into two thereby creating:
We believe this change will make it easier for donors to find their favorite charities among the >8,000 that we currently rate.