Root Capital Receives Top Rating from Charity Navigator


We’re excited to share that we’ve been awarded a four-star rating from independent evaluator Charity Navigator for the twelfth year in a row. This top rating is given to nonprofits that demonstrate the highest standards of accountability, transparency, and financial health. Receiving it twelve years running places Root Capital among the top 1% of all nonprofits in the United States.

What does this mean for you, as a supporter of Root Capital? It means you can feel confident that your donation is making a real difference, every day, for rural communities.

What our team is saying:

Jared-Chase-2017-1960x0-c-defaultWe want our supporters to be confident that their generous gifts and investments are being spent in the most responsible way. Ranking among the highest 1% of nonprofits in the United States reflects Root Capital’s commitment to accountability, transparency, and proven impact as we work toward our mission of transforming rural communities.
– Jared Chase, Chief Operating Officer


Rachel Serotta_REDIt’s not easy reaching the hardest-to serve communities in very rural and remote places. Over two decades, we have learned to be laser-focused, leveraging the funds we received for the greatest impact.
– Rachel Serotta, Director of Investor Relations


Mireile-William-1960x0-c-defaultThis award shows that the Root Capital leadership principle of transparency is not an empty word. We openly share information with our donors so that they can feel confident with how we use their funds: to help agribusinesses reach their full potential through access to credit and advisory services.
– Mireille William, General Manager, West Africa


Jessica Lee_2018_GREENPhilanthropists looking to make a difference in the world have more choices than ever.  Receiving a four-star rating from Charity Navigator matters tremendously—instead of donors needing to do their own analysis of our financials or taking our word for it, we can direct them to an objective, rigorous third party assessment of our results.
– Jessica Lee, Senior Manager, Philanthropy


Elena Sancho_2018_REDEvery dollar we receive from donors who place their trust in us strengthens our work. This first act starts a virtuous cycle, in which resources are transformed into opportunities and opportunities into results for rural communities. When we recognize this, we reinforce a movement that we’re all a part of, and that’s how we can change the world.
– Elena Sancho, Grant Manager


IMG_6276-1-1-1960x0-c-defaultFor many of the more than 2 billion people that live in rural areas on less than $2 per day, farming is the only means they have to support themselves and their families. On behalf of everyone at Root Capital, I am proud to receive a top rating from Charity Navigator because it demonstrates our commitment to improving the livelihoods of those farmers. Thank you for joining us in that mission.
– Willy Foote, Founder & CEO

Without your support, we can’t offer critical resources to rural businesses that need them.
Help transform a farming community today.

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