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ZMF Charity Navigator 2017

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Cindy Castelblanco
Office: 305-255-5551




Miami, FL (January 9, 2018) – Zoo Miami Foundation (ZMF) has received the coveted 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most utilized independent charity evaluator in America. This achievement is the highest possible rating with Charity Navigator, and is a testament to ZMF’s strong financial health, and commitment to accountability and transparency.

ZMF is now part of the “Perfect 100” list according to Charity Navigator.  The exceptional charities on this list execute their missions in a fiscally responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities. ZMF and each charity on this list have earned perfect scores for its financial Health and its accountability and transparency. Those two scores then translate into a perfect 100-point overall score. Less than one percent of the thousands of charities rated by Charity Navigator have earned perfect scores.

This award recognizes ZMF for exceeding industry standards, and sets the organization apart from most other charities in America, as only 18% of the evaluated charities have been awarded at least three consecutive 4-star ratings. ZMF is proud to have demonstrated the kind of trustworthiness, dedication and efficiency that is worthy of this recognition.

Charity Navigator is the leading charity evaluator in America, evaluating ten times more charities than their closest competitors. They aim to keep donors equipped with the essential information needed to make informed decisions about their charitable decisions.

“We are very proud to have received the highest rating possible for three years now.  It is a result of our hard work and dedication to being a trustworthy and genuine cause,” said ZMF President & CEO Bill Moore.

About Zoo Miami Foundation
Zoo Miami Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that supports Zoo Miami through education, conservation and outreach programs; marketing and public relations; volunteer services and financial support for the construction of new exhibits.  For more information, call (305) 255-5551 or visit

About Zoo Miami

As one of the world’s greatest zoos, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world.  Visitors can now enjoy the NEW Florida: Mission Everglades expansion with alligators, bobcats, a bald eagle, a Florida panther and more impressive Florida natives.  Guests can slide along otters, come face to face with bears, crawl through a tunnel in the crocodile exhibit, float along the Lostman’s River “airboat” ride, play in the Cypress Landing Playground and more!

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