Five More Reasons to Donate this Year


You can feel confident donating in honor or in memory of a loved one knowing that the LIVESTRONG Foundation has received excellent ratings from five major charity watchdog groups. Take a look at the most recent ratings from Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance, National Health Council, Charity Navigator, American Institute of Philanthropy and Philanthropedia.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance:
LIVESTRONG is an accredited charity seal holder meeting all standards. This organization rates organizations on 20 different standards for charitable accountability and issues a seal of approval to those accredited charities meeting all 20 standards. The review is done every two years and is based upon a comprehensive review of financial and programmatic materials reviewed independently. These standards are based on three categories of governance and operation:

  • Governance and Oversight
  • Measuring Effectiveness
  • Fundraising and Information Materials

National Health Council:
LIVESTRONG is a Certified Healthcare Charity, having met all standards. This organization does a comprehensive review and certification of healthcare charities every two years. They evaluate and rate organizations based upon their performance in 8 areas:

  • Organizational Structure
  • Programs
  • Corporate Governance
  • Finance
  • Personnel Policies and Staff
  • Fundraising
  • Accounting and Reporting
  • Evaluation

Charity Navigator:
LIVESTRONG is a registered 4-Star Charity with a score of 64.74 out of a maximum of 70 possible points. This large on-line charity evaluator has enhanced its charity evaluation process in the last year and now includes review of:

  • Financial Performance Metrics
  • Accountability Metrics
  • Transparency Performance

American Institute of Philanthropy:
LIVESTRONG is an A- rated Charity. This charity rating organization evaluates a number of metrics to determine its charity ratings. Included are:

  • Percent spent on program services
  • Cost to raise $1
  • Financial capacity

LIVESTRONG is ranked among the top three cancer charities. Their charitable ratings reflect the opinions of survey experts like:

  • Foundation professionals
  • Researchers
  • Nonprofit senior staff with an average of 8-20+ years of experience in the charity space

Thank you for your continuous support of our efforts to help the people affected by cancer, their family members and loved ones. Visit today to Stand With Survivors.

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