Independent Quality Ratings


Four-Stars – the highest rating! – from Charity Navigator. America’s premier independent charity evaluator provides in-depth analyses of U.S. nonprofit organizations. Receiving four stars – which less than 25% of organizations are awarded – proves to donors that we are at the highest level of good governance, mission outcomes, ethical practice and fiscal responsibility.


Rated as a Gold Level participant with GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations. Donors can feel confident about supporting us because this rating demonstrates our excellence, stability and transparency.


Full compliance with all 33 Principles of the Independent Sector. For more than 30 years, the Independent Sector has been the leading network for tens of thousands of nonprofits, foundations, and corporations globally. Meeting its strict 33 standards proves our commitment to legal compliance and public disclosure, effective governance, financial oversight, and responsible fundraising.

Awards & Recognition

The Cancer Coalition has a significant impact on our communities and does so using proven and cost-effective strategies. Because of our success, our Community Cancer Screening Program has been recognized nationally, statewide and locally, often for highly competitive awards.


National Cancer Institute Research-Tested Intervention Program(RTIP) (2015 – current)

One of only 166 programs in the country recognized as an RTIP. Our health navigation and cancer screening program is detailed online, including the technical assistance and additional resources (such as a training manual) available for those interested in developing similar programs.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) The Community Guide in Action. We are recognized as a national best practice model. (2013- current)


Healthcare Georgia Foundation Joseph D. Greene Community Service Award (2014; sole collaborative award)

Watch the video here.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange Service Delivery Innovations Profile. Highlighted nationally as an innovative and effective best practice. (2014-current)


National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT). Highlighted nationally as an innovative and effective best practice. (2015 – current)


Mutual of America Foundation national Community Partnership Award recognizing the outstanding contributions that our organization, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, makes to society. (2013)


Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) adopted our program as a Georgia statewide best practice, and recommended our program to the CDC (2012)

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