City Wildlife relies on public support to fulfill its critical and unique mission, and we realize that trust must be earned, not assumed. In all aspects of its operation — animal care, finances and accounting, fundraising, and equity among staff, volunteers, and public — City Wildlife takes pains to embrace the highest standards. It is encouraging that these efforts have been noticed and acclaimed by major nonprofit evaluators.
Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator, has given City Wildlife a rating of 98 out of 100. The organization guides informed giving by evaluating the financial health, accountability, and transparency of charities.
GuideStar has awarded City Wildlife platinum status, its highest rating. The world’s leading source of information on nonprofit organizations, GuideStar evaluates organizations for transparency as an aid to encouraging effective and impactful donations.
After a rigorous review process conducted by a team of more than 150 local experts in nonprofit management and finance, the Catalogue for Philanthropy of Greater Washington selected City Wildlife to be one of the well-run nonprofits they recommend to donors as sound community investments.