American Bird Conservancy Awarded 2023 Top Nonprofit Awards

Nonprofit trust awards, and Greater Sage-grouse by Noppadol Paothong.

For the sixth year in a row, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has been named a “Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading website for community recommendations of charities and nonprofits.

ABC has worked for nearly 30 years to protect wild birds and their habitats across the Americas, resulting in numerous species safeguarded from extinction, millions of acres conserved, and progress made to eliminate threats to birds and to build conservation capacity.

"ABC supporters are at the heart of everything we're able to achieve for birds and bird habitat," said Erin Chen, Vice President of Development. "These heartfelt testimonials are an inspiring reminder of the importance of ABC's mission and the impact supporters have on our work."

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that ABC received from volunteers, donors, and partners.

“ABC has repeatedly shown itself to be an innovative leader in dealing with such sensitive and complicated issues as window glass collision and feral cat predation, as well as more traditional land or habitat conservation challenges,” states one 2023 testimonial. 

Another supporter said, “Their [ABC] core approach to conservation through habitat preservation and restoration not only helps birds but myriad other species and there are many examples of how effective that approach has been. Their ability to partner with a wide array of other organizations allows those groups to prioritize conservation and makes conservation more accessible to people (from less-represented groups) who aren't always included in the discussion. I particularly appreciate ABC's increased attention to including diverse voices, both in the projects they undertake and in their employees.”

GreatNonprofits is a place for people to share stories about their personal experiences with more than 1.6 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities.

ABC has also received recognition from other charity evaluators for nonprofit excellence. The group has been recognized as a "Four Star Charity" for 11 consecutive years by Charity Navigator — one of the world's largest and most trusted nonprofit evaluators — for financial stability, efficiency, and sustainability, as well as accountability and transparency policies that ensure integrity. This year, a score of 100 percent was specifically achieved. Less than one-tenth of one percent of rated charities earn a perfect score.

ABC is also top-rated by CharityWatch — an independent charity watchdog that has rated charities for more than 25 years — for the organization's donor transparency, governance, and financial commitment to making the biggest impact possible for birds. Finally, the organization has been commended with the 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid — the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations — which is only awarded to the top 15 percent of participating nonprofits.

Birds Need You – Support ABC's Habitat is Home 1:1 Match Campaign!

Habitat loss remains the most significant reason for declining bird populations. However, with your support for urgent bird and habitat conservation efforts, there is hope for birds across the Americas.

Thanks to a dedicated group of supporters, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is excited to announce a special Habitat is Home 1:1 Match Campaign, with a goal of raising $1,000,000 for bird conservation by December 31. Your support today will go far in helping ABC reach this ambitious goal!

Your gift will be used for crucial conservation projects, empowering ABC to conserve bird habitats and combat daily threats to birds in the most effective ways possible. Together, we can do even more to save wild birds and their habitats, and reverse bird population trends from declining to thriving. Birds need you please make your gift today and help ABC reach its ambitious $1 Million Habitat is Home 1:1 Match Campaign goal!


American Bird Conservancy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving wild birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, we take on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation. Find us on abcbirds.orgFacebookInstagram, and X/Twitter (@ABCbirds).

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