The Chordoma Foundation was started to give individuals and families who hope for a better future for those affected by chordoma a way to turn that hope into reality; a way to invest their resources and their efforts effectively to bring about meaningful progress toward better care, better treatments, and a better patient experience.
The work we do every day to improve the lives of those affected by chordoma and lead the search for a cure is made possible by thousands of donors who entrust us with their investments. In turn, we have a responsibility to use those resources wisely and efficiently. This is a responsibility all of us at the Foundation embrace with pride and seriousness – and take personally as donors to the Foundation ourselves.
I am, therefore, honored to share that the Foundation recently earned the highest possible rating – 4 stars – from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most respected independent charity watchdog group. Charity Navigator ratings are based on a rigorous, data-driven assessment of an organization’s fiscal management practices, accountability, and transparency. A 4-star rating indicates that an organization “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause” (in our case, the cause being Medical Research).
This is the first time the Foundation has been rated by Charity Navigator, and we are particularly honored to receive the 4-star rating on our first evaluation. Of the more than 1.5 million charities in the United States, Charity Navigator has rated just over 8,000 which meet certain minimum criteria (including length of operation and scale of revenue). A rating cannot be requested or purchased.
For more details about this rating, see the Foundation’s profile on Charity Navigator’s website.
To everyone who has put your faith in the Foundation, we thank you for helping us build the organization into a financially strong and capable force for progress in the fight against chordoma. There is much important work yet to be done and we look forward to continuing to turn your investments into powerful results.