Charity Navigator Gives Trail Conference 4 Stars, It’s Highest Rating

Charity Navigator 4Star_125x125The Trail Conference has recently achieved Charity Navigator’s highest ranking, the coveted 4-star rating for our sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.  Charity Navigator is the nation’s largest evaluator of charities, and is a resource used by donors to help them make their giving decisions.

This “exceptional designation” (four out of a possible four stars) differentiates the Trail Conference from other charities and indicates adherence to good governance and best practices that demonstrate trustworthiness to the public.

Highly productive and volunteer-intensive organizations like the Trail Conference often find themselves at a disadvantage in achieving a 4-star rating, due to the costs of coordinating the work of such a large volunteer labor force.  The Trail Conference now maintains more than 2,000 miles of trails, engages thousands of volunteers, and contributes over 70,000 hours of labor annually.  Our strong fiscal health, accountability, transparency and effectiveness were all factors in pushing us over the top to a 4-star rating.

We invite you to review our profile at and click on the Comments tab let the world know why the Trail Conference’s work is important to you.

About Trail Walker

Since 1920, the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference has partnered with parks to create, protect, and promote a network of more than 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. The Trail Conference organizes volunteer service projects that keep these trails open, safe, and enjoyable for the public. We publish maps and books that guide public use of these trails. The Trail Conference is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization with a membership of 10,000 individuals and 100 clubs with a combined membership of 100,000 active, outdoor-loving people.
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