PAF is Awarded its Seventh Consecutive 4-Star Charity Rating

Thursday, December 15, 2016

HAMPTON, VA   Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF), a national nonprofit committed to serving patients diagnosed with chronic and life threatening diseases overcome healthcare access obstacles, has received Charity Navigator’s esteemed 4-star distinction. This marks the seventh consecutive year that PAF has been awarded this highest possible rating, an honor bestowed on just 3% of all charities evaluated. Charity Navigator is the largest national nonprofit evaluator in the US with an aim of accentuating the work of efficient and transparent organizations and providing donors with information and grades about a charity’s financial health, accountability and transparency

“This recognition is testament to the efforts of every member of our staff who work with individual patients every day to alleviate the practical burdens that arise as a result of illness, often impacting access to the most critical and basic healthcare services. Our organization maintains an unwavering commitment to the careful stewardship of the gifts and donations that make their work possible,” PAF CEO Alan Balch, PhD says.

“Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Patient Advocate Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in their area of work,” Charity Navigator CEO and President, Michael Thatcher says. “This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Patient Advocate Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” he concludes.

 “Of every dollar donated to PAF, ninety-four cents goes directly back to support patient service activities that  help those in need by providing individualized, sustained assistance  that results in meaningful and measurable impact, on the lives of our patients,” Executive Vice President of Program Strategy, Beth Moore adds.

Patients, caregivers or medical providers interested in learning more about Patient Advocate Foundation should visit their website at or call 1 (800) 532-5274. Bilingual case managers are available to assist Spanish speaking callers.

Those interested in donating to Patient Advocate Foundation so they may continue guiding underserved patients nationwide can visit