For the fifth straight year, America’s leading charity evaluator has given its highest marks to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Only four percent of the organizations rated by Charity Navigator have achieved five consecutive years with a top 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger wrote, “Only 4 percent of the charities we rate have received at least five consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator displays to the public that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is worthy of their trust.”

Donors use such ratings to help them select fiscally efficient, open, ethical conservation organizations for philanthropic support. Charity Navigator estimates that its 2012 ratings influenced approximately $10 billion in charitable gifts. Data show RMEF spends only 7.7 percent on administrative costs and 2.3 percent on fundraising costs. Therefore, 90 cents of every dollar that RMEF spends go directly into its mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage.

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