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SCCF earns 4-star charity rating

By Staff | Dec 21, 2012

From left, SCCF President Paul Roth, President-Elect Linda Uhler and Executive Director Erick Lindblad celebrate earning Charity Navigator’s highest 4-Star rating.

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) has been awarded Charity Navigator’s prestigious 4-star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most respected independent evaluator of charities.

SCCF is one of only two environmental non-profit organizations in Florida to receive Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star ranking, and one of only 98 environmental non-profits nationwide to achieve that distinction. The Naples-based Conservancy of Southwest Florida was also elevated to a 4-star rating during the November 2012 announcements.

“We are honored to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating,” said SCCF President Paul Roth. “This distinction gives our supporters the assurance that we practice good stewardship when applying their donations to the execution of SCCF’s mission.”

In a letter announcing the 4-star rating, Charity Navigator President & CEO Ken Berger wrote in part that, in receiving the highest possible rating, SCCF “adheres to good governance and other best practices and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.”

Charity Navigator works to help charitable donors make intelligent giving decisions by providing information on more than 5,000 charities nationwide and by evaluating their financial health. It is estimated that last year Charity Navigator influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts. To learn more visit www.charitynavigator.org.

Celebrating the 45th anniversary of its founding, SCCF is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. To learn more call the SCCF Nature Center at 239-472-2329 or visit www.sccf.org.