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The National CASA/GAL Association for Children maintains four-star rating from Charity Navigator

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December 21, 2023

The National CASA/GAL Association for Children maintains four-star rating from Charity Navigator

SEATTLE, Wash. – The National CASA/GAL Association for Children’s ongoing accountability and transparency means it has maintained its Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates National CASA/GAL as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that our organization 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 National CASA/GAL 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 National CASA/GAL is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

“Our Four-Star Charity Navigator rating is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said Tara Lisa Perry, CEO of National CASA/GAL. “We hope that it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission that, together with state and local member programs, support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive.”

One of the guiding principles in the development of our soon-to-be-released strategic plan is to serve all eligible children with best interest advocacy by 2030. The strategic plan has helped us identify our future priorities and important strategies to scale our work and have a greater impact toward achieving our mission.

National CASA/GAL’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on

About the National CASA/GAL Association for Children
The National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children, together with its 939 state organization and local program members, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. National CASA/GAL offers leadership and support to the network of programs and leads its continued growth. To learn more, visit or follow National CASA/GAL on Facebook, Instagram or X (formerly Twitter).