CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Angiogenesis Foundation has received the highest rating of four out of four possible stars from Charity Navigator—a prominent and independent evaluator of charities. This rating demonstrates the Foundation's commitment to good governance, sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability. Thousands of charities are evaluated but less than a quarter achieve four stars. The Foundation is re-conceptualizing a global approach to fighting disease by targeting angiogenesis, the process of blood vessel growth and a common denominator in health.
"We are honored to receive Charity Navigator's highest rating," commented Dr. William Li, president and medical director of the Angiogenesis Foundation. "This distinction reflects our commitment not only to conquering many of the world's most feared diseases, but also our dedication to good governance and best nonprofit practices."
Charity Navigator objectively evaluates thousands of nonprofits to identify how they perform in terms of financial health, accountability and transparency. These unbiased ratings estimate a charity's efficiency in using donor support, program sustainability, and commitment to best practices. Such evaluations can help donors to make informed decisions about charitable giving.
"Accountability to our stakeholders is our utmost priority, and this prestigious rating highlights that our organization is worthy of public trust and the support of our generous donors," stated Dr. Vincent Li, chief financial officer and scientific director of the Angiogenesis Foundation.
The Angiogenesis Foundation is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and leads a series of programs that help people live healthier lives. Eat to Beat Cancer uses the latest scientific evidence to guide people in choosing foods that lower cancer risk. To learn more, see Dr. William Li's TED Talk. Other programs that fight cancer and save vision are the Science of CRC and Science of AMD.
To support the Foundation, donations can be made at www.donateangio.org.
The Angiogenesis Foundation (www.angio.org) is a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, MA, USA, whose mission is to improve global health through medicines, diet, and lifestyles based on angiogenesis, new blood vessel growth.
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