Nope. Not one cent.
We have never charged charities to be evaluated, ensuring that you can trust the data we deliver. Furthermore, for those charities that receive our highest rating, we have never charged them a fee to access and use our 4-star logos.
2. Where do you look on a charity’s ratings page to find out how much the charity spends on its programs/ services?
Each of our charity ratings pages displays the amount the charity spends on its programs/ services. Just scroll down the rating page, below the chart that plots the star rating, to the section titled "Financial Performance Metrics." The first metric listed is "Program Expenses" which is the percent of the charity's total spending that went towards its charitable programs and services.
Once you log into the site, you can add unrated organizations and rated charities to "My Charities." Detailed instructions are offered on our site here.
4. How can I find a list of charities that Support the Troops?
In the Hot Topics section of our site, you’ll find lists of charities that pertain to current events, such as those that Support the Troops. You can also use our Advanced Search Tool to quickly identify charities that match your philanthropic passion.
5. How can I learn more about informed giving and Charity Navigator?