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Population Media Center Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Mar 05, 2018

On March 1, 2018, Population Media Center’s strong financial health along with its transparency earned it another 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the sixth consecutive year that Population Media Center (PMC) has received this top distinction. Only six percent of other charities have received 4-stars for six consecutive years, indicating that PMC out preforms most other charities in America based on Charity Navigator’s criteria.

Since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness to its ratings methodology. These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

“Population Media Center’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Population Media Center to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Population Media Center.”

PMC works hard to continually communicate with donors to make sure they know how donations are being used to accomplish its mission, using entertainment-education to promote social and cultural change by addressing the interconnected issued of the full rights of women and girls, population, and the environment. PMC’s 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates good governance and financial accountability.

Population Media Center‘s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org.


Charity Navigator is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.


Population Media Center is a nonprofit leader in entertainment-education, dedicated to women’s rights and empowerment, population stabilization, and the environment. For the past two decades, PMC’s entertainment programming has promoted social and cultural changes and has helped 500 million people in more than 50 countries. www.populationmedia.org