Trees Atlanta Earns 7th Consecutive 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator


Trees Atlanta’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it yet another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 7th consecutive year that Trees Atlanta has earned this top distinction. Of the charities evaluated, only 7% have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating Trees Atlanta’s status as one of the most fiscally healthy, trustworthy, and well-run nonprofits in America.

“We are proud to receive a seventh-consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator,” said Connie Veates, Co-Executive Director of Trees Atlanta. “Charity Navigator is the gold standard in independent charity evaluation, and receiving this designation from such a highly regarded organization is a testament to the hard work of our Board and staff.”

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.



“Trees Atlanta’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 Trees Atlanta 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 Trees Atlanta.”

Trees Atlanta’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available here on Charity Navigator’s website.


Written by Audrey Pruitt

Published July 7, 2020