Thanks to private funding, 100% of every dollar donated to The Lustgarten Foundation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research.

Four Star Charity    

Four Star Charity

The Lustgarten Foundation is proud to be recognized as a four star charity by Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.

The Lustgarten Foundation receives a rating of Exceptional, meaning we exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our Cause. We are proud to announce The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research has earned Charity Navigator’s 8th consecutive 4-star rating. 

“Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other bestpractices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsibleway. Only 2% of the charities we rate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that TheLustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research outperforms most other charities in America. This“exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.” -Charity Navigator

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator rates charities by evaluating two broad areas of financial health - organizational efficiency and organizational capacity. Using a set of financial ratios or performance categories to rate each of these two areas, Charity Navigator issues an overall rating that combines the charity's performance in both areas. Charity Navigator ratings show givers how efficiently they believe a charity will use its support today, and to what extent the charity is growing its programs and services over time.

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