NCOA Named Top Nonprofit in the Field of Aging
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NCOA Named Top Nonprofit in the Field of Aging


October 19, 2011

NCOA Media Contact:
Ken Schwartz
Director of Marketing & Communications

Washington, DC – The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has been named one of the top nonprofit leaders in the field of aging by Philanthropedia, a nonprofit that tries to help donors give more strategically. Data was compiled via a survey of 88 national leaders in aging.

Philanthropedia seeks to improve nonprofit effectiveness by directing money to and facilitating discussion about expert-recommended high-impact nonprofits.

As of April 2011, Philanthropedia was acquired by GuideStar. GuideStar is the industry leader in nonprofit data with information on more than 1.8 million nonprofits. GuideStar has a national audience of millions of professionals, funders, advisors, individuals, and others.

“This is a tremendous honor to be recognized in this way by our peers in the field of aging,” said Jim Firman, president and CEO of NCOA. “This affirmation spurs us to work even harder to create innovative programs, bring them to scale nationwide, and to advocate for better public policies that help millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.”

To read more about what experts in the field have to say about NCOA, click on the Expert Reviews section on the NCOA organization profile here.

In addition to being named a top rated high-impact charity from Philanthropedia, NCOA has also received an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy, the highest 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, and the National Charity Seal from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

To learn more about NCOA, visit


About NCOA  The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is the nation’s leading nonprofit service and advocacy organization representing older adults and the community organizations that serve them. Our goal is to improve the health, independence, and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. For more than 60 years, NCOA has been a trusted voice and innovative problem-solver helping seniors navigate the challenges of aging in America. We work with local and national partners to give older adults tools and information to stay healthy and secure, and we advocate for programs and policies to improve the lives of all seniors, especially the most vulnerable. For more information, please visit