Woodwell Climate earns higher ratings from charity evaluators

Citing a strong financial base and a deep commitment to transparency and accountability, two leading national charity evaluators have recently raised their ratings for Woodwell Climate Research Center (formerly Woods Hole Research Center). Charity Navigator recognized Woodwell Climate with four stars, its highest rating, and GuideStar awarded WHRC its 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency.

“[Woodwell Climate] relies on the generosity of our supporters, and it is critical that they trust we’re using their donations wisely to conduct pioneering science, understand our rapidly changing climate, and develop solutions. Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating and our GuideStar Gold Seal of Transparency demonstrate our good governance and financial accountability. I’m proud of the WHRC team for earning this recognition,” said Woodwell President and Executive Director Dr. Phil Duffy.

Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America, helping guide intelligent giving by studying and ratting more than 8,000 charities.

“On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate [Woodwell Climate Research Center] on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator, in a letter informing Woodwell Climate of the recognition. “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that your organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that [Woodwell Climate] exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work.”

GuideStar released the first-ever searchable electronic database of nonprofits in 1996, helping drive the nonprofit transparency revolution. Over the years, GuideStar expanded the database to include all tax-exempt organizations registered with IRS; the database currently comprises profiles of 2.7 million organizations.

To contribute to Woodwell Climate Research Center, visit woodwellclimate.org/give. Other options include incorporating Woodwell Climate in your will or estate plans, contributing from your IRA tax-free, and gifts of securities or real estate. To discuss those or other options, contact Leslie Kkolterman, Chief Development Officer, at 508-444-1584 or lkolterman@woodwellclimate.org.