Pheasants Forever has been recognized with its fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator – the nation’s largest charity evaluator – and is now included in the top 6 percent of charities in the country to receive such designation. Pheasants Forever earned an “exceptional” rating from the charity watchdog, in part, by spending $69.2 million to complete 15,190 habitat projects in its past fiscal year, improving more than 1.7 million acres for wildlife in the most efficient, open, and ethical means possible.
“Only six percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least five consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Pheasants Forever outperforms most other charities in America and in your area of work. This highest possible rating sets Pheasants Forever apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” noted Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator.
Public performance reporting, based on mission-driven results, is the most important factor to indicate whether or not charities are meeting their mission. To that end, Pheasants Forever has accomplished an impressive list of mission-driven results over the course of its past fiscal year to help retain its 4-star rating, including:
- Improved habitat for pheasants, quail, and other wildlife on 1.7 million acres
- Provided technical assistance to >35,000 landowners interested in voluntary conservation programs
- Completed 32 land acquisitions to permanently conserve 4,615 acres open for public recreation
- Hosted 1,459 outdoor events to mentor 75,000 youth participants and 22,000 adult-onset hunters