The Princeton Area Community Foundation Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator


The Princeton Area Community Foundation’s strong finance health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

This is the ninth year in a row that the Community Foundation has earned a 4-star rating — Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating.  Only 3% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received at least nine consecutive 4-star evaluations.

“Princeton Area Community Foundation’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds the Community Foundation to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Community Foundation.”

The Princeton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Burke Foundation, awarded more than $600,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations that are working to address critical needs in communities in the greater Mercer County area including a $50,000 award to Greater Trenton to advance economic development and revitalization projects, especially in downtown Trenton. 

Charity Navigator also recently named the Community Foundation to its list of America’s 10 Best Community Foundations.

Princeton Area Community Foundation’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on

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