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 a respected national leader and trusted partner to help people aged 60+ meet the challenges of aging. Our mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are struggling. Through innovative community programs and services, online help, and advocacy, NCOA is partnering with nonprofit organizations, government, and business to improve the health and economic security of 10 million older adults by 2020. Learn more at and @NCOAging.