The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation Earns Highest Rating From Charity Navigator for Fifth Year

Alliance Foundation among 12% of evaluated charities to receive five or more consecutive 4-star ratings

  • Rating indicates adherence to best practices and outperformance of peers
  • Only a quarter of all rated charities received the 4-star distinction
  • Donors can trust donations are handled responsibly and ethically

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that manages all donations made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received the ranking of 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the fifth consecutive time that the Alliance Foundation has earned this top distinction, Charity Navigator’s highest possible rating.

Receiving a 4-star rating indicates that the Alliance Foundation adheres to sector best practices, exceeds industry standards, executes its mission in a financially efficient way and outperforms most charities in its area of work. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations this rating, revealing which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders. 

Only 12% of the charities evaluated by Charity Navigator have received five or more consecutive 4-star evaluations. 

“The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” says Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds the Alliance Foundation 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 Roswell Park.” 

Donations to the Alliance Foundation come from many generous sources, including high-profile events such as the Ride for Roswell and the Empire State Ride; peer-to-peer fundraisers such as Team Roswell and Goin’ Bald for Bucks; corporate partnerships; and individual gifts.

The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available on


About the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation 

The Roswell Park Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that manages all donations made to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Its mission is to maximize dollars available for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center’s most promising lifesaving research, treatment and prevention programs, while supporting the psychosocial needs of patients and families touched by cancer.

About Charity Navigator 

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.

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