Charity Ratings

In 2022, over 84% of the Hydrocephalus Association’s total operating expenses were used to support our mission of finding a cure and improving the lives of those impacted by hydrocephalus. We are dedicated to responsibly managing the financial support entrusted to us by our donors.

Charity Navigator

The Hydrocephalus Association is proud to announce that its strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency has earned a Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator. This represents the highest attainable rating in their prestigious evaluation system.


The Hydrocephalus Association earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar, the world’s leading source of information about nonprofit organizations.

Great Nonprofits

The Hydrocephalus Association was named a Top-Rated Nonprofit by Great Nonprofits. GreatNonprofits’ 2023 Top-Rated Nonprofits are endorsed by clients, volunteers, and their community.

America’s Best Charities

The Hydrocephalus Association received a Seal of Excellence from America’s Best Charities. A Seal of Excellence is awarded to charitable organizations that meet the highest standards of public accountability, program efficiency, and cost effectiveness.

National Health Council

We are proud member of the National Health Council (NHC) and comply with their Standards of Excellence Certification Program. The 38 Standards cover the areas of governance, human resources, programs, fundraising, finance, accounting and reporting, and evaluation.


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