The Idaho Conservation League’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency recently earned the environmental nonprofit a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. 

A 4-star rating is Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating and indicates ICL adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. 

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Idaho Conservation League exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in [ICL’s] area of work,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Idaho Conservation League apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.” 

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.

“We work hard to ensure that the financial support that comes from our members goes directly to the important conservation priorities that they care about – protecting Idaho’s air, water, special places and wildlife,” said ICL Development Director Jenny Estes. “Receiving Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars clearly shows ICL’s commitment to transparency and industry best practices, which we know is greatly appreciated by our members and supporters.”

To read Charity Navigator’s full report on ICL, click here.   

About ICL

Founded in 1973, the Idaho Conservation League is Idaho’s leading voice for conservation. We are a statewide conservation organization devoted to protecting Idaho’s environment. ICL’s mission is to create a conservation community and pragmatic, enduring solutions that protect and restore the air you breathe, the water you drink, and the lands and wildlife you love. 

If you’d like to become an ICL member, click here!

About Charity Navigator 

Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in the U.S., and is accessed more than 11 million times annually. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of thousands of charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations. It also does not charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers.