Why Acadia Center?

For more than 10 years, Acadia Center has been ranked in the top 3% of charities on Charity Navigator, earning its highest 4-star rating for executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way while adhering to good governance and other best practices. Acadia Center has recently been on Charity Navigator’s “Charities with Perfect Scores” and “10 Highly Rated Charities Relying on Private Contributions” lists. Acadia Center has also been listed as a Top 10 or Top 101 non-profit by publications including US News & World ReportMarket Watch, and New York Magazine.


In 2021, Acadia Center is proud to have been selected as a featured nonprofit for Bright Funds, a workplace giving and volunteering software. Bright Funds created 17 Funds to support the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The 17 UN SDGs act as a shared blueprint to move towards a world where there is peace and prosperity for both people and the planet. Within each Fund is a group of nonprofits, operating globally, whose work moves the needle towards achieving this goal. Acadia Center is honored to qualify for SDG #13, taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. We are deeply grateful for Bright Funds’ confidence in us and for the continued support of our donors.


Acadia Center is primarily funded by private foundations and individuals.