Top Ratings From Charity Watchdogs

September 2, 2019
Development Team

When it comes to your support, we know you have choices. Just as you might evaluate opportunities as part of your long-term investment and retirement planning, you can apply the same principles when it comes to the organizations you support. And we are pleased to share with you that because of our strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency, IONS has been recognized by both GuideStar and most recently, Charity Navigator, with top honors. GuideStar bestowed its Gold Seal and Charity Navigator its highest possible 4-star rating so you can be secure in the knowledge that your investment in IONS is both meaningful and thoughtfully managed.

Charity Check-Up

How does your preferred charitable organization or nonprofit rate? You might consider utilizing Charity Navigator and GuideStar and give a charity check-up to your favorites. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations, including IONS, a 4-star rating. In 2011 and 2017, Charity Navigator added and then updated 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These accountability & transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of an organization’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. These enhancements further substantiates the financial health of four-star charities .

And as the nation’s premier nonprofit database, GuideStar‘s mission is to revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving. GuideStar released the first searchable electronic database of nonprofits in 1996 and has since expanded the database to include all tax-exempt organizations registered with IRS. Profiles of 2.7 million organizations are available through GuideStar’s and more than 200 other websites and applications, including Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Fidelity Charitable. In 2018, more than 10 million people used GuideStar data to make decisions about nonprofits and the work they do. You can learn more about the organizations you support via Charity Navigator here and GuideStar here.

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Do you “geek out” over IONS science and research like our Noetic Signature Qualitative Study? At the mere mention of “super heroes” do you think of the IONS Science Team? Would you like an invitation to our beautiful campus for an exclusive IONS Deep Dive Day of Science with the IONS Science Team? If yes, we would love to welcome you to our inner circle as an IONS Circle Member. Circle Member benefits include exclusive invitations to our annual Circle and Board Member Weekend at our EarthRise Retreat Center, Circle Member-only intimate dinners and events with IONS leaders and special guest scientists, round-table conversation with well-known thought leaders, and much more. To learn about Circle Membership and other giving opportunities with IONS click below.

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