Walking Mountains Science Center has earned the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator. The award recognizes Walking Mountains for sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency.
Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Walking Mountains adheres to good governance and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. In addition to financial data, Charity Navigator reviewed 17 governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, providing information on its website for each of the charities it evaluates. Accountability and Transparency (A&T) metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity's overall rating, reveal which charities have "best practices" that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.
“Walking Mountains Science Center's coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Ken Berger, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Walking Mountains' supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”