OSPREY, FL (August 16, 2018) Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast was recently selected as the top charity in Florida by Business.org, based on measures of financial accountability, transparency, and administrative-to-program cost ratios. Business.org uses data assembled by Charity Navigator and public reviews to compile their assessments. This recognition signifies commitment to the sector’s best practices, efficiency, and strong performance.
“The Board of Trustees and staff are very proud to have received this distinction,” notes Michael Knupp, board chair. “Conservation Foundation is committed to the wise and efficient use of donor contributions to fulfill our mission of saving land forever for water, wildlife, and people.”
“It is wonderful to be recognized for doing the right thing,” says Christine P. Johnson, president of Conservation Foundation. “But this is only a part of how we leverage donor dollars for land conservation. Millions more are raised from government sources that don’t flow through our income statement, like the almost $2M Manatee County put toward our over $1M raised for Johnson Preserve on the Braden River.”
Business.org’s mission is to help decision makers find the right tools and services to grow their business. Donating time, money, and other contributions to charities is a time-honored way for small businesses to help their communities and Business.org offers these ratings to help businesses know the most effective charities in the country. Learn more at www.Business.org.
About Conservation Foundation
Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast saves land, forever, protecting those special natural lands that make this region extraordinary. Working with landowners, businesses, and government, Conservation Foundation protects the character and natural integrity of the bays, beaches, barrier islands and their watersheds on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A nationally accredited land trust, the Foundation purchases natural areas, holds land conservation agreements and educates for responsible land and water stewardship in Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee Counties. Learn more at www.conservationfoundation.com.