SCIF Receives Top Four-Star Rating by Charity Navigator 

SCI Press Release
June 11, 2007

Tucson, Arizona – Safari Club International Foundation has received the highest possible rating for its charitable services by Charity Navigator, the independent charity evaluation service.

Charity Navigator is a respected guide to charitable organizations in the United States. In determining its rating, CN considers growth in the organization’s ability to raise capital for its charitable purposes, and the efficiency with which it gets that money spent. A high rating from CN shows that an organization is good at attracting donations and is also good at making sure that most of the money is spent on charitable purposes and not on so-called overhead.

“We are proud to announce Safari Club International Foundation has earned our Four-Star rating for its ability to efficiently manage and grow its finances,” said Trent Stamp, President of Charity Navigator, in a letter to SCIF. “Less than a quarter of the charities we evaluate have received our highest rating, indicating that Safari Club International Foundation outperforms the majority of nonprofits in America with respect to fiscal responsibility. This &lsquot;exceptional&rsquot; designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Safari Club International Foundation from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

“I am very pleased to hear that Charity Navigator has raised SCI Foundation’s rating to the highest Four-Star rating,” said SCIF President Dennis Anderson. “This should result in increased charitable contributions to SCIF and will help us further our mission to support worldwide wildlife conservation, education and humanitarian services.”

Charity Navigator (“CN”) was launched in 2002 and is the largest independent evaluator of 501(c)(3) charities committed to helping the maximum number of donors make intelligent charitable giving decisions. CN ranks the largest U.S. charities on a rating system from the lowest zero-stars rating to the highest Four-Star rating based on the data in the IRS Forms 990 filed by charities. For more information, visit

Ed Beardsley
Executive Director, SCIF


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