How your gift to NCOA helps older adults

Every $1 you donate to the National Council on Aging connects a struggling older adult to $40 in annual benefits to help pay for food, medicine, heat, and other everyday expenses through programs like our BenefitsCheckUp®.

Where your donation to NCOA goes

In 2018, we spent 95% of income on programs that improved the lives of 1.64 million people.

Why donate to NCOA?

Since 1950, we’ve walked beside generations of Americans. We were the first national voice for older adults. We helped end mandatory retirement. We advocated to secure Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act. Local organizations turned to us for support as they served older adults every day. And we built digital tools that empower older adults with knowledge.

Your donation to NCOA helps us deliver the resources, tools, best practices, and advocacy our nation needs to ensure that every person can age with health and financial security.  

NCOA is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and donations are tax-deductible.

We are a top-rated charity by Charity WatchBBB Wise Giving AllianceCharity Navigator, and Great Nonprofits. We are also a member of the Combined Federal Campaign: #92971.