Sunday, May 16, 2021

The Education Foundation Earns Highest Financial Management Rating for Third Consecutive Year

The Education Foundation of Collier County is proud to report that Charity Navigator, a premier independent charity evaluator, has awarded The Foundation with its highest four-star rating for sound fiscal management for a third consecutive year.

“Only 20% of the charities we rate have received at least two consecutive 4-star evaluations,” states Ken Berger, President & CEO of Charity Navigator.  “This indicates that The Education Foundation of Collier County consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America.”

“We are very grateful for the commitment of our volunteers, which help us to keep our expenses low, and ensures that donated dollars are invested in the best way possible,” states Kaleigh Grover, 2010-11 Board Chair.  “Through our new website,, we are looking forward to increasingly connect people and resources in a way that allows our community to provide a quality education for every child in Collier County.”


Founded in 1990, The Education Foundation of Collier County is an independent not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization that engages our community and schools in pursuit of a quality education for every child.  Everyone has a role to play in educating our community’s children.  Get on the bus, find your seat, and get involved!  Visit or  Charity Navigator ( has awarded The Education Foundation the highest 4-star rating for sound fiscal management for three consecutive years.


Charity Navigator ( is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 charities. Charity Navigator is a 501 (c)(3) organization which accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations. Charity Navigator,, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 1200 MacArthur Blvd, 2nd Floor, Mahwah, N.J., 07430.

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