Charity Navigator: TreePeople Outperforms Most Charities in U.S.

Charity Navigator: TreePeople Outperforms Most Charities in U.S.
4-Star Rating Given for Second Consecutive Year

Los Angeles — For the second consecutive year, Charity Navigator has awarded TreePeople it’s coveted four star rating for managing and growing its finances. According to Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, this designation "differentiates TreePeople from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."

TreePeople is one of only 20 percent of charities rated by Charity Navigator to receive at least two consecutive 4-star ratings for consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforming most charities in America. The four-star rating given by Charity Navigator signifies that a nonprofit organization exceeds industry standards.

Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator highlights the fine work of American charities and provides donors with essential information to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make. Charity Navigator examines two broad areas of a charity's financial health – how responsibly it functions day to day as well as how well positioned it is to sustain its programs over time. It then awards the charity an overall rating, ranging from zero to four stars, and provides in-depth and objective analysis of its fundraising operations.

TreePeople is a nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for the Los Angeles region. TreePeople’s mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world. More information at www.treepeople.org. 

Charity Navigator’s profile of TreePeople can be seen at http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4571.

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