National Psoriasis Foundation receives coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

PORTLAND, Ore. (March 1, 2012)—For the first time, the National Psoriasis Foundation has achieved the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator. Receiving Charity Navigator's top rating indicates that the Psoriasis Foundation practices sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Additionally, the four stars reflect that the Psoriasis Foundation "adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way," according to a congratulatory letter to the Foundation from Ken Berger, Charity Navigator president and CEO.

Approximately a quarter of the charities receive the highest rating, indicating that the Psoriasis Foundation "outperforms most other charities in America," Berger said in the letter.

"We are pleased and honored to be designated by Charity Navigator as 'exceptional' and 'worthy of public trust,'" said National Psoriasis Foundation Board of Trustees Chair Dan Farrington. "This distinction is not only a great indication of the care with which we use our donations, but it's also a reflection of our commitment to remain true to our mission."

Charity Navigator highlights the fine work of efficient, ethical and open charities by evaluating the financial health and accountability and transparency of America’s largest charities. Its goal is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.

About the National Psoriasis Foundation

Serving its community through more than 50 years of patient support, advocacy, research funding, and education, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is the world’s leading nonprofit fighting for individuals with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The NPF mission is to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and dramatically improve the lives of more than 8 million Americans affected by this chronic immune-mediated disease. As part of that effort, NPF created its Patient Navigation Center to offer personalized assistance to everyone with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. To date, NPF has funded more than $21 million in research grants and fellowships that help drive discoveries that may lead to more and better treatments and ultimately a cure. Learn more at