EcoHealth Alliance Receives Ninth-Consecutive Perfect Rating in Third Party Evaluation

NEW YORK – November 4, 2020 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of animal, environmental, and human health on a global scale, has received its ninth straight 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized third-party evaluator of charities. The 4-star rating, Charity Navigator’s highest, denotes strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency.

“We are pleased to, once again, receive such high marks from Charity Navigator,” EcoHealth Alliance President Dr. Peter Daszak said. “As a nonprofit, much of the support for EcoHealth Alliance’s work helping to better prepare for pandemics comes from private donors. It is of the upmost importance to us that our supporters can be confident that their donations are being put to good use.”

Charity Navigator independently evaluates more than 1.5 million American charities each year, ranking them in areas such as efficiency, governance, and ethical practices. EcoHealth Alliance’s nine-years-running 4-star ranking places it in the 96th percentile of those evaluated.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that EcoHealth Alliance exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work,” Charity Navigator President & CEO Michael Thatcher said. “Only 4 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 9 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that EcoHealth Alliance outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets EcoHealth Alliance apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

EcoHealth Alliance’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on

About EcoHealth Alliance:
Building on 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is the premier nonprofit organization committed to a One Health approach to track the migration of deadly viruses from animals into humans. EcoHealth Alliance research has led to major breakthroughs on the origins and spread of new and emerging diseases like Ebola, SARS, MERS, Nipah virus, and, now, SARS-CoV-2. EcoHealth Alliance works globally in hotspot regions where the threat of outbreaks is highest. Through innovations in research, training, capacity building, and policy initiatives, we develop tools and interventions to prevent pandemics and promote conservation.
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