MoneySense says NCC is top environmental charity six years running
In this year's annual Charity 100 rating, MoneySense Magazine has awarded the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) an overall grade of A in terms of financial accountability, transparency and effectiveness. This is the sixth consecutive award of this stature by MoneySense for NCC.
That's the highest grade in the environmental and conservation sectors.
The MoneySense rating is designed to help Canadians get a better idea of how efficiently charities use their money. Using data obtained from Canada Revenue Agency, websites and the charities themselves, MoneySense ranked the 100 largest charities in Canada according to efficiency, fundraising efforts, reserve fund size, transparency, administration and governance.
"This independent rating by MoneySense magazine will boost donor confidence in NCC's accountability, and in the value and effectiveness of our work in conserving ecologically sensitive habitat," says Mark Wartman, regional vice-president for NCC in Saskatchewan. "It is our hope that such a consistently high rating will also encourage donors to generously support NCC's work in this season of reflective giving."
"NCC wishes to thank its donors and supporters across the country who make our land conservation and stewardship work possible," said John Lounds, president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada. "Through prudent management, more than 80 per cent of all the funds we raise are spent directly on protecting this country's natural treasures."
The Charity 100 article is available in the December issue of MoneySense, on newsstands now.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres (1.1 million hectares), across the country.
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