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PRESS RELEASE - Young Onset Parkinson's Network (YOPN) Earns Gold Seal of Transparency Rating from Candid

06/14/2023 11:21 AM | Anonymous

Vienna, Va., June 14, 2023 – Young Onset Parkinson’s Network (YOPN) announced today it has earned the Gold Seal of Transparency Rating from Candid (formerly

 GuideStar), the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. This rating puts YOPN among the top 1% of tax-exempt organizations registered with the IRS which have earned a Gold Candid Seal of Transparency.

The Gold Seal of Transparency is a symbol of nonprofit transparency, accountability, and inclusivity. Organizations must share financial details and information about their leadership as well as demonstrate adherence to industry best practices for ensuring philanthropic dollars are spent responsibly and efficiently.

“Today, more than ever, transparency is critical to earning donor trust,” says YOPN Founder Anna Grill.  “Achieving this rating demonstrates to both funders and our members YOPN’s commitment to openly sharing information about our organization’s mission, goals, operations, and achievements to ensure those with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) have the holistic support they need to live well and thrive far beyond their diagnosis.”

YOPN has established itself as a critical resource for people living with YOPD and their care partners. Individuals with YOPD are diagnosed during the most productive years of their lives, live longer with the disease, and are at increased risk for non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. The organization partners with leading industry experts as well as other Parkinson’s related organizations and quickly has become the first stop for all things YOPD.

Earning the Gold Seal of Transparency gives YOPN donors, foundations, and other supporters the confidence that their contributions are being used to foster increased well-being and support for those living with or caring for someone with YOPD.

Potential donors can learn more about YOPN through the organization’s Candid profile.

About Young Onset Parkinson’s Network (YOPN)

Young Onset Parkinson’s Network is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) educational and charitable organization for those diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease (YOPD) as well as the individuals related to and/or caring for those with the disease. The organization seeks to increase awareness of YOPD by providing information, resources, and services to help members strengthen their mind and body within a supportive community. Through its network, YOPN members have the holistic support needed not only to manage, but to thrive with this unexpected, early diagnosis. To learn more, visit


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