Compassion & Choices receives stellar ratings from the nonprofit world’s major charity evaluators. The experts say: We use your generous contributions effectively. Read more about our ratings below.

Charity Navigator

4 Stars

Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating means Compassion & Choices is “Exceptional: Exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause.” Charity Navigator has given this rating to Compassion & Choices for the fifth time in a row. “Only 5% of the charities we rate have received at least 5 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Compassion & Choices outperforms most other charities in America. This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Compassion & Choices from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

GuideStar Profile

Gold-Level Participant

Compassion & Choices is a “GuideStar Gold” participant, which means we demonstrate our commitment to transparency by providing Guidestar with information on our impact and effectiveness. GuideStar does not rate or rank nonprofits.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance Accreditation

Meets Standards

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance’s accreditation means that Compassion & Choices meets 20 exacting standards for charity accountability in governance and oversight, effectiveness, finances, solicitations and informational materials, and complaints.


Top Rating

Compassion & Choices is included in the organization’s Top-Rated Charities list because we meet CharityWatch’s transparency and governance benchmarks.


Top Rated

Compassion & Choices is included in the organization’s Top-Rated Charities list because we’ve amassed several stories submitted by people who know us best — our supporters,  donors, volunteers, and others– all those who have experienced the impact of our work up close.