Patient Advocate Foundation Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

Platinum Rating Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results

 Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) earned the 2019 Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress PAF is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors better evaluate and compare nonprofits by providing tangible insight into the impact of the organization’s direct interventions.

“We are honored to receive this platinum distinction for the third consecutive year. The qualitative and quantitative data that have been shared on PAF’s GuideStar Nonprofit Profile serve as indicators of how diligently we strive to fulfill our mission and meet the needs of each individual patient we have the privilege to assist,” said Dr. Alan Balch, CEO. “We can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar’s immense online audience and I encourage interested stakeholders to visit our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar to see what we’re all about” added Balch.

Patients, caregivers or providers interested in learning more about the services and resources offered by Patient Advocate Foundation should visit their website at If you would like to consider contributing to Patient Advocate Foundation, so they may continue providing direct help to patients nationwide please visit

About Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)

Established in 1996, Patient Advocate Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life-threatening and debilitating diseases.

About GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles

GuideStar,, is the world’s largest source of nonprofit information, connecting people and organizations with data on 2.7 million current and formerly IRS-recognized nonprofits. Each year, more than 10 million people, including individual donors, nonprofit leaders, Grantmakers, government officials, academic researchers, and the media, use GuideStar data to make intelligent decisions about the social sector. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles are populated with information directly from nonprofits, the IRS, and other partners in the nonprofit sector.

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