Arthritis National Research Foundation Named One of America’s Best Charities

Arthritis National Research Foundation Named One of America’s Best Charities

FEBRUARY, 2015 – LONG BEACH, CA: The Arthritis National Research Foundation, based in Long Beach, CA, has been named one of America’s best charities by the country’s premier charity evaluator, Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator has awarded the Arthritis National Research Foundation their highest 4-star rating for the 7th consecutive year, an honor that only two percent of US charities can claim. The rating is based on sound fiscal management and a commitment to accountability and transparency. After conducting an extensive, in-depth review, the 7th consecutive 4-star rating was awarded, acknowledging the foundation as among the best charities in America.

Those looking to make charitable donations often use Charity Navigator to research and verify whether or not a particular nonprofit organization is carefully managing its donations and utilizing gifts for the stated cause.

“At the Arthritis National Research Foundation, we believe arthritis research is the key to finding new treatments and cures,” says board president, Shaun Skeris. To accomplish this, the foundation funds newer, cutting-edge scientists conducting arthritis research at qualified institutions across the United States.

One such scientist is Dr. Gale “Morrie” Granger, retired immunologist from UC Irvine, who discovered TNF and lymphotoxins, a discovery that led to the most effective treatments for autoimmune arthritis today. Another such scientist is Dr. Betty Tsao of UCLA, who discovered a lupus gene allowing doctors to see if a patient is predisposed to developing lupus. Over 200 scientists have been funded over the years, pushing the field of arthritis and autoimmune research forward.

Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating indicates that in doing this work the foundation is an “exceptional charity that exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.” The Arthritis National Research Foundation has outperformed 98% of all reviewed national and local charities by receiving the 4-star rating for seven consecutive years.

According to Charity Navigator, a 4-star rating means that the foundation “adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.”

Charity Navigator’s work and evaluation methods have been profiled and celebrated in Forbes, Business Week, Kiplinger’s Financial Magazine, among others.

“We are delighted that the Arthritis National Research Foundation’s sound fiscal management has been recognized by Charity Navigator for seven consecutive years,” added Skeris. “This assures our supporters that their contributions go directly towards finding a cure for arthritis.”

Learn more about the Arthritis National Research Foundation and the arthritis research that is being funded.

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Arthritis National Research Foundation
arthritisresearch@curearthritis.org

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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