National Psoriasis Foundation Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator for the Fifth Consecutive Year

NPF Among Only 8 Percent of Charities to Achieve This Milestone

Portland, Ore. (July 27, 2017) —Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, announced this month that the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) has achieved the charity watchdog’s highest possible rating for the fifth consecutive rating cycle. As part of more than 8,000 charities assessed, this recognition underlines the organization’s efficient use of donor dollars to develop sustainable programs and services that dramatically improve the lives of those affected - and comes as NPF celebrates 50 years of advocacy, education and research in order to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease.

"We are proud to announce the National Psoriasis Foundation has earned our fifth consecutive 4-star rating,” explained Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “This is our highest possible rating and indicates that [the] organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Only 8 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that National Psoriasis Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets National Psoriasis Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

“Proper, transparent and effective stewardship of donor dollars is paramount to the work we do serving those living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis,” said Randy Beranek, NPF president and CEO. “This prestigious milestone is yet another shining example of the fact that our organization continues to value these gifts by doing the right things with donor contributions. Our donors help fund millions of dollars in research into better treatments and ultimately a cure for the disease each year; programs such as the Patient Navigation Center, the world’s first support center for those living with psoriatic disease; and advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., and in state capitals across the country to ensure that individuals with the disease get better access to care.”

In addition to this achievement from Charity Navigator, NPF continually receives accolades from the other major charity watchdog groups, including the highest-possible standard from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, high marks from CharityWatch and being named one of Consumer Reports’ “best charities for your donations” in the health category. To help fund NPF’s many programs and services, consider making a contribution today.

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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 www.psoriasis.org.