Trees Atlanta Earns 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator for 3rd Consecutive Year!

ACharity NavigatorTLANTA, GA, April 27, 2016 –Trees Atlanta’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 3rd consecutive year that Trees Atlanta has earned this top distinction.

Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Trees Atlanta exceeds industry
standards and outperforms most charities in the environmental sector. Only 14% of the charities evaluated have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Trees Atlanta outperforms most other charities in America.

“Trees Atlanta’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars — a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. Trees Atlanta’s supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish protect and improve Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating,” said Connie Veates, Co-Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

Four-star rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on More-detailed information about Trees Atlanta’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.


About Trees Atlanta
Trees Atlanta is a nationally-recognized nonprofit citizens’ group that protects and improves Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving and educating. Since 1985, Trees Atlanta has planted and maintained more than 113,000 trees. For more information about Trees Atlanta, call 404-522-4097 or visit