news chesapeake conservancy awarded 4 star charity navigator rating

Chesapeake Conservancy awarded 4-star Charity Navigator rating

chesapeake conservancyChesapeake Conservancy announced that Charity Navigator, America’s largest, most utilized, independent evaluator of charities, awarded the Annapolis-based nonprofit with the coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Charity Navigator’s ratings place Chesapeake Conservancy as one of the top five charities in conservation operating in Maryland, with an overall score of 91.7 out of 100 points.  The rating indicates that the Conservancy executes its missions in a fiscally responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities.

“We couldn’t be more proud of our 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,” said Chesapeake Conservancy President and CEO Joel Dunn. “As folks start to think about the charities they’d like to support on ‘Giving Tuesday’ and their year-end gifts, we’re very proud that our donors and potential donors can be assured that we will be good stewards of their investments to conserve and restore the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake for current and future generations.”

“This is a huge achievement for our relatively young and effective organization,” said Chesapeake Conservancy Director of Development Melissa Ehrenreich. “As Oprah Magazine noted, Charity Navigator is the “Michelin Guide” to nonprofit organizations for prospective donors. We’re very grateful to our generous donors and partners who helped us reach this milestone.”



Have a story idea or a news tip? Email editor Chris Graham at [email protected] Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple PodcastsSpotifyPandora and YouTube.

Latest News

police crime scene

Grand jury indicts 10 for second-degree murder in death of Black man at psychiatric hospital


Norfolk woman faces several charges after hitting police officer with her car

Norfolk Police have arrested and charged a woman who hit an officer with her car, then led police on a pursuit on Monday.

Zaine Anthony Wells

Waynesboro Police wait a day to put word out on armed, dangerous shooting suspect

Waynesboro Police are searching for a man wanted in a shooting reported on Monday afternoon, though the PD didn’t make an effort to notify the public of the shooting and the man being on the loose for nearly 24 hours.

dustin butler

Family wants answers in Rockbridge missing person case, which takes twist with new info

smith house galleries exhibit Ukraine

Smith House Galleries exhibit takes you beyond Ukraine’s ‘horrors of today’

house for sale

Tight inventories of homes in Virginia leads to increase in home prices 

online survey

Goodbye, Uber: Harrisonburg has plans for its own on-demand ridesharing service