Immune Deficiency Foundation Earns Highest 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for Third Consecutive Year

Nov 17, 2015, 09:44 ET from Immune Deficiency Foundation

TOWSON, Md., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), the national patient organization for people with primary immunodeficiency diseases, has been awarded a 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This top distinction is awarded for sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that an organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and that it consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. According to Charity Navigator, only 14% of the charities they rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that IDF outperforms most other charities in America.

"For 35 years, IDF has provided vital resources for the primary immunodeficiency community, including patients of all ages, families and healthcare professionals, and it is of the utmost importance that our donors know that we are following best practices to manage, develop and enhance those resources," explained Marcia Boyle, IDF President & Founder. "We are very pleased to once again receive this exceptional 4-star rating."

"This 'exceptional' rating from Charity Navigator differentiates IDF from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust," said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO, Charity Navigator.

IDF's complete Charity Navigator profile is available at

About The Immune Deficiency Foundation
The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), founded in 1980, is the national non-profit patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research.

To learn more about IDF, visit, or call 800-296-4433.


SOURCE Immune Deficiency Foundation