The National Campaign Awarded Four-Star Rating by Charity Navigator—7th Year In a Row

Nov 28 2013

(Washington, DC)—For the seventh year in a row, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has been awarded a four-star (highest rating) ranking by Charity Navigator, the independent, non-profit organization that provides donors with essential information they need to make informed decisions about charitable giving.

"We are very pleased to receive this special recognition once again," says Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign. "We feel that the four-star designation is a validation of our approach and our efforts and affirmation for all or our generous donors and supporters.”

Since The National Campaign was founded in 1996, teen pregnancy and birth rates have declined dramatically.  In fact, teen pregnancy (down 44%) and childbearing (down 52%) are now at historic lows.  

Despite this impressive progress, there is still much work to be done.  For example:

  • Nearly 3 in 10 girls in the U.S. get pregnant by age 20.
  • Rates of teen pregnancy in the U.S. remain far higher than in other countries.
  • Great disparities in teen pregnancy remain among racial/ethnic groups.
  • The birth rate in rural areas of the country remains twice as high as it is in major urban areas.
  • Teen childbearing is still costing U.S. taxpayers approximately $9.4 billion per year due to higher health care costs, higher incarceration rates, and other factors.

“We appreciate that Charity Navigator has confirmed that we continue to pursue our mission in a responsible, financially-transparent and effective way,” continued Sarah Brown.  “As we celebrate the nation’s success in reducing teen pregnancy, our goal now is to expand our efforts to help improve the well-being of children, youth, and families.”

About The National Campaign: The National Campaign is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families by preventing teen and unplanned pregnancy.

Please view the Why Giving Matters page or the award letter (359.57 KB)Charity Navigator to find out more about The National Campaign’s success. Learn more about the 4-star rating here.

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