EcoHealth Alliance Earns Coveted Sixth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

NEW YORK – December 7, 2017 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of animal, environmental, and human health on a global scale, announced it has received a coveted 4-star rating for the sixth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized third-party evaluator of charities. EcoHealth Alliance earned the highest-level rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. A four-star rating is the top rating granted by Charity Navigator, indicating the organization adheres to best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. “We were informed that only five percent of all charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least six consecutive 4-star evaluations, this is an exceptional designation that we are proud to share with our supporters,” said Dr. Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance. For over 45 years, EcoHealth Alliance has been a global leader in scientific research needed to save ecosystems and predict and prevent pandemic outbreaks.

Since 2002 – using objective analysis – Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices, as well as measures of openness to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. “EcoHealth Alliance’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds EcoHealth Alliance to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support EcoHealth Alliance.” EcoHealth Alliance’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on

About EcoHealth Alliance

Building on over 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife, environmental and public health from the emergence of disease. Approximately 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, HIV, Zika, SARS, MERS, and West Nile virus have all originated in animals before spilling over to human populations. Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever, global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions to determine where research and field work are needed to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance’s rigorous, science-based approach working in more than 30 countries worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance’s strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, capacity building and policy initiatives.