Press release

American Diabetes Association Earns a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

September 20, 2023 | Arlington, VA

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned it a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates the ADA as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that the ADA is using its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.

Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Currently, nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.

“We are delighted to provide the American Diabetes Association with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President, and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that the American Diabetes Association is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator is further validation that our current supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said Charles “Chuck” Henderson, chief executive officer of the ADA. “We hope that it will also introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.”

The ADA’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on



About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 83 years, the ADA has driven discovery and research to treat, manage, and prevent diabetes while working relentlessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development, and education we aim to improve the quality of life for the over 133 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life®. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), LinkedIn (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn), and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).