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APN Receives Highest Rating from "Charity Navigator"

In their April assessment, APN receives 4-star rating from the highly-respected evaluator of non-profit organizations...

Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.

In their April, 2006 update, Americans for Peace Now received their highest rating of four stars, the significance of which was conveyed in a congratulatory letter to APN:

"Charity Navigator salutes your charitable efforts. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization excels, as compared to other charities in America, in successfully managing the finances of your organization in an efficient and effective manner.

This rise in your rating is an exceptional feat, especially given the economic challenges many charities have had to face in the last year."
No. of Stars Qualitative Rating Description
Exceptional Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.
Good Exceeds or meets industry standards and performs as well as or better than most charities in its Cause.
Needs Improvement Meets or nearly meets industry standards but underperforms most charities in its Cause.
Poor Fails to meet industry standards and performs well below most charities in its Cause.
NONE Exceptionally Poor Performs far below industry standards and below nearly all charities in its Cause.

Charities are evaluated in two broad areas of financial health, their organizational efficiency and their organizational capacity. We use a set of financial ratios or performance categories to rate each of these two areas, and we issue an overall rating that combines the charity's performance in both areas. Our ratings show givers how efficiently we believe a charity will use their support today, and to what extent the charities are growing their programs and services over time. We provide these ratings so that givers can make intelligent giving decisions, and so that the philanthropic community can more effectively monitor itself.