Accountability and Openness
Nowadays, many third-party organizations are providing insightful information on charities. In fact, it is a daunting task to make sure our charity is on those lists for your reference. We are in the process of seeking out those rating organizations so you can easily find us and know that we are transparent. It's not a matter of how but usually when a charity can get evaluated by a third-party organization like Charity Navigator, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, or GuideStar. In addition, we always provide our annual report to our supporters.
Proudly, the Wild Animal Health Fund is a GuideStar Platinum Participant. This seal of approval is because we publicly provide transparent information about our mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, governance, etc. GuideStar is a complete source of information about U.S. charities. Please feel free to visit the www.GuideStar.org website.
In addition, we are accredited by BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org) because we met their 20 standards. With incoming contributions and some of those contributions restricted to cover operational expenses, we can one day afford the annual fee to have that logo on our website.
Are we rated by Charity Navigator yet?
Not yet! There are two crucial facts to know about Charity Navigator. First, their ratings are for organizations that have incoming annual revenues of more than $1M. Second, the Wild Animal Health Fund is a program of AAZV, where a majority of AAZV revenues are from member dues. Until the Wild Animal Health Fund grows in supporters and annual contributions, Charity Navigator won't perform an evaluation. But please keep in mind that we are transparent and share information to make an easy decision to support saving zoo animals and wildlife from diseases, illnesses, and injuries to keep them on our planet for generations to come.