For the sixth year in a row the Alliance received Charity Navigator’s four-star rating – the highest possible. The rating is a recognition of our sound fiscal management, commitment to accountability, and transparency.

In fiscal year 2016, the Alliance spent only 9.9% of our budget on administrative costs and 8.6% on fundraising costs. More than 80% of revenue directly supported our vision to protect and restore the Great Lakes for people and wildlife forever.

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