American Whitewater Earns Top Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator gives American Whitewater its highest rating.

American Whitewater, the leader in conserving and restoring America’s whitewater resources, is proud to announce it has been awarded the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator.

Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities. Ratings reflect the organizational efficiency and organizational capacity examining financial records to evaluate the balance and growth of such things as administrative expenses, fundraising expenses and efficiency, primary revenue growth, program expense growth and working capital ratio.

“Six years of prudent and conservative financial management has returned American Whitewater from the brink of insolvency back in 2004 to a solid fiscal foundation,” said AW President Don Kinser. “We now have the financial strength and resources to expand our stewardship efforts and embark on more ambitious initiatives to fulfill our mission to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely.”

American Whitewater Executive Director Mark Singleton encourages current and prospective donors, volunteers, Board members, and sponsors to visit its Charity Navigator page and post a review.

To learn more about the work of American Whitewater or discover close-to-home river issues visit AW’s River Stewardship page for the latest campaign news.

ABOUT AMERICAN WHITEWATER. Founded in 1954, American Whitewater is the primary advocate for the preservation and protection of whitewater rivers throughout the United States. In order to achieve its mission to conserve and restore America’s whitewater resources and enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely, American Whitewater serves as a hub of information and activism for its members who comprise a broad diversity of individual whitewater enthusiasts, river conservationists, and more than 100 local paddling club affiliates across the United States.