In 2019, Charity Navigator, the nation’s premiere charity evaluator, awarded the American Kidney Fund its “highest, 4-star” evaluation for sound fiscal management. This is the 18th consecutive time the American Kidney Fund has received the 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, placing AKF on Charity Navigator's list of the Top 10 charities to receive the most consecutive 4-Star ratings. AKF is the only health nonprofit included in Charity Navigator’s list of the top 10 charities with the most consecutive 4-star ratings.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that the American Kidney Fund exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in [its] area of work,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “This exceptional designation form Charity Navigator sets the American Kidney Fund apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.”

Charity Navigator evaluates more than 9,000 nonprofits each year using objective, data-driven analysis, and gives 4-star ratings only to the most fiscally responsible organizations. AKF is on Charity Navigator’s Top Ten list of nonprofits with the most 4-star ratings, a demonstration that AKF has stood the test of time and is well-positioned to fight kidney disease with a long-term commitment to outstanding stewardship of the donated dollar.