The MOAA Foundation Earns Highest Transparency Rating

The MOAA Foundation Earns Highest Transparency Rating
Illustration by John Harman/MOAA Staff

By MOAA Staff


The MOAA Foundation recently earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, which houses information on thousands of nonprofits. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress the MOAA Foundation is making toward its mission, GuideStar is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.


DigitalRGB_108px_Platinum.png"In accordance with our long-held belief in being transparent about our work, we are excited to convey our organization’s results in a user-friendly and highly visual manner,” said Amanda Centers, vice president of development. “By updating our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to the Platinum level, we can now easily share a wealth of up-to-date organizational metrics with our supporters as well as GuideStar's immense online audience, which includes donors, our peers, and the media."


To reach the Platinum level, the MOAA Foundation added extensive information to its profile on GuideStar: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, the Foundation has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.




"If you haven’t donated to the MOAA Foundation before, I encourage you to visit our profile on GuideStar to see what we're all about," added Centers. “We’re thrilled that our GuideStar Platinum Nonprofit Profile and its associated benefits help us better communicate our organization’s exciting initiatives at a global scale."


With the MOAA Foundation’s recent level upgrade, both of MOAA’s charities now are at Platinum-level status. The MOAA Scholarship Fund reached Platinum status in 2016. To learn more about MOAA’s charities or to donate, visit


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