Staff Report

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute (SDRI) has been awarded the highest possible ratings from both Charity Navigator and GuideStar, making SDRI one of only five nonprofit organizations in the area to earn the exceptional assessments from both independent charity evaluators.

Santa Barbara County has more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations

Only a quarter of rated charities have achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. SDRI was also awarded the 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency on GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. 

“On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Sansum Diabetes Research Institute on attaining the coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency,” said Michael Thatcher, president and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Sansum Diabetes Research Institute exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work.”

“Sansum Diabetes Research Institute is committed to providing the most ground-breaking programs possible to improve the lives of people with diabetes,” said SDRI Executive Director Ellen Goodstein. “This recognition from GuideStar and Charity Navigator as a top-notch organization — one of only 5 non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara County to earn both — is another reason we have earned a global reputation as a leader in research and innovation, education and care for adults and children living with all forms of diabetes.”

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