Chapel Hill, NC October 18, 2023 – The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) proudly announces its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency have earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This rating designates ACPA as an official “Give with Confidence” charity, indicating that the organization uses its donations effectively based on Charity Navigator’s criteria. Charity Navigator is America’s largest and most-used independent charity evaluator. Since 2001, the organization has been an unbiased and trusted source of information for more than 11 million donors annually.

Charity Navigator analyzes nonprofit performance based on four key indicators, referred to as beacons. Nonprofits can earn scores for the Impact & Results, Accountability & Finance, Culture & Community, and Leadership & Adaptability beacons.

“We are delighted to provide ACPA with third-party accreditation that validates their operational excellence,” said Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “The Four-Star Rating is the highest possible rating an organization can achieve. We are eager to see the good work that ACPA is able to accomplish in the years ahead.”

“Earning this Four-Star Charity Navigator rating is further validation that our supporters can trust our commitment to good governance and financial health,” said Adam Levy, CAE, Executive Director. “We hope it will introduce our work to new supporters who can help us advance our mission to lead interdisciplinary cleft and craniofacial care so patients and families thrive.

ACPA’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on

About ACPA

The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical association founded in 1943, representing patients and families with cleft and craniofacial conditions, and the professionals who provide their care. ACPA has more than 2,100 members representing 37 healthcare disciplines who care for patients and conduct research in all 50 states and in over 50 countries around the world.

Since 1943, ACPA has provided education, support, research, and interdisciplinary team care to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients–enabling individuals to live complete and fulfilling lives. Each year around 76,000 patients have access to the highest standards of care through our 195 ACPA Approved Teams. Visit ACPA at