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Ratings & Recognitions

Exemplary marks for efficiency and effectiveness

The Institute is committed to the highest standards and best practices in not-for-profit management.

Charity NavigatorCharity Navigator

Charity Navigator has awarded IIE its highest rating of four stars for eight consecutive years, indicating that IIE exceeds industry standards and outperforms most other public charities in terms of efficiency, capacity and financial health. Only 2% of charities rated have received eight consecutive 4-star evaluations.


GuideStar accredits IIE as a valued partner in the GuideStar Exchange Partners in Trust program, demonstrating our commitment to transparency and accountability.

Crain's New York BusinessCrain's New York Business

Crain's New York Business ranks IIE number 4 on its list of the 25 largest nonprofits in the New York area for 2014.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy 20 year honoreeThe Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has recognized IIE in its annual list of "The Philanthropy 400" for 25 years in a row.

The Non-Profit TimesThe NonProfit Times

The NonProfit Times names IIE as one of its "NPT Top 100" charities in the country.

ICAIndependent Charities of America

Independent Charities of America awards IIE its Seal of Excellence after rigorous independent reviews certifying that IIE meets the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.

CFCCombined Federal Campaign (CFC)

IIE meets standards required by the U.S. Government for the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), which enables federal employees to allocate a portion of their pay to a pre-approved charity every fall. IIE is an official charity of the CFC and participates as part of the Educate America group.