La Plata, MD , May 14, 2020

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency recently earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the first time that Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. was eligible for Charity Navigator’s review according to its policies.  This top distinction is an important affirmation of accountability and transparency for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with nonprofit industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.  On June 1, 2016, we upgraded our methodology for rating each charity’s financial health with CN 2.1. These enhancements further substantiate the financial health of Charity Navigator’s Four Star Charities. 

“Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.” 

“It’s important to us to ensure that our donors believe that we’re using their generous contributions wisely to accomplish our mission of bringing physical and emotional rehabilitation to disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings ” said Todd Desgrosseilliers, President and CEO of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc., “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our volunteers, participants, and supporters the high value we place on responsible leadership and financial accountability.”

The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on   More-detailed information about Project Healing Waters, Inc. rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

About Charity Navigator 

Charity Navigator,, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

About Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. Project Healing Waters has over 230 highly successful, volunteer-run programs in Department of Defense hospitals, Warrior Transition Units, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and clinics across the United States. Learn more at


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