Alaska Conservation Foundation Receives Top-notch Rating

Alaska Conservation Foundation
Thursday, 15 November 2001

The Alaska Conservation Foundation (ACF) has been given an "A" by the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) for being a highly effective and ethical charity organization. ACF received this rating of excellence in AIP's Top-Rated Charities list, as reported in its November 2001 Charity Rating Guide & Watchdog Report. The Top-Rated Charities list includes non-profit organizations that get high grades for putting 75% or more towards program costs while spending $25 or less to raise $100. ACF puts 85-88% towards programs while spending only $7-$9 to raise $100. To receive an excellent rating, charities must also have an "open book" policy and make their key financial documents available for review.

AIP acts as a nonprofit watchdog and information service, assisting donors by providing information that allows them to make more informed decisions regarding their charitable contributions. The Top-Rated Charities list allows donors to review how well a chosen charity will spend their money. Other conservation organizations working in Alaska that received "excellent" ratings include The Conservation Fund, Earth Island Institute, Izaak Walton League of America, and the Nature Conservancy.

ACF is a foundation that receives and awards grants throughout the state to protect the integrity of Alaska's ecosystems and promote sustainable livelihoods for Alaska's communities and people. ACF's Executive Director, Deborah L. Williams, is "very proud of ACF's rating by the AIP. ACF donors can be confident that their dollars are put to work meeting Alaska's most important conservation needs."

For more information, or to contact Alaska Conservation Foundation, see their website at: www.akcf.org

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