June 20, 2016

Atlas Network’s strong financial stewardship 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 ninth consecutive year in which Atlas Network has earned this top distinction.

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 to its ratings methodology that focus on governance and ethical practices, as well as measures of openness. 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. On June 1, 2016, Charity Navigator again upgraded its methodology for rating each charity’s’ financial health.  

“Atlas Network’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Atlas Network 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 Atlas Network.”

Atlas Network’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge at CharityNavigator.org. More in-depth information about Atlas Network’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement,” said Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”