Commitment to Action

Charity Navigator: More Knowledge to Do More Good

Commitment by

Charity Navigator

In 2012, Charity Navigator (CN) committed to increasing the power of its informational website by providing its users 'more knowledge to do more good'. In a three-fold process, CN will add one page of basic information for each of the 1.5 million nonprofit organizations headquartered in the U.S.; it will continue to expand the number of rated charities from 5,700 currently to 10,000; and it will add a third dimension of 'results reporting' to its current ratings criteria of 'financial health' and 'accountability/transparency'. In addition, it will add functions to capture user-generated information about charities, such as reviews and ratings. As a result, by the end of 2016, CN's projected user base of 13.2 million social investors will have access to greater and more nuanced information about the nonprofit organizations they support.





Charity Navigator: More Knowledge to Do More Good



Est. Duration

4 Years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Charity Navigator

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

BD, The William T. Morris Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Foundation Center