Mission:

TO PROVIDE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE TO THE PUBLIC, AT NO CHARGE THAT THE ORGANIZATION SPONSORS.

 www.apache.org
 |  401 EDGEWATER PL STE 600 Wakefield MA 01880-6200

Apache Software Foundation is headquartered in Wakefield, MA, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 47-0825376.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is U41, Computer Science within the Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2001.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score
BETA

75

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score. This overall score is identical to the organization's Finance & Accountability beacon score. It does not have an Impact & Results beacon. Each beacon report below provides further information about the organization's rating including rationale as to why a particular beacon may not be scored.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

75

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V2 of the Finance & Accountability Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

9/9

Independent Board Composition

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

0.01%

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

We look for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

$2,698,058

Total Revenue

We do not evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V2. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.


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Finance & Accountability Report

75

of 100 points (BETA)

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Program Expense

Program Expense Ratio

87.37%

Higher effect on score

More data  


The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

9/9 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review or Financial Audit

No Audit

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

0.01%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Additional Information

Unscored

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

CRAIG L RUSSELL, SECRETARY

$0


SHANE CURCURU, VICE CHAIRMAN

$0


JOAN TOUZET, DIRECTOR

$0


ROMAN SHAPOSHNIK, DIRECTOR

$0


MYRLE KRANTZ, ASSISTANT TREASURER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2019

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2) (BMF foundation code: 16)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Apache Software Foundation reported its three largest programs on its FY 2019 Form 990 as:


$632,107

Spent in most recent FY

45%

Percent of program expenses


INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES IN RESPONSE TO THE ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS OF THE FOUNDATION, NAMELY: HOSTING SOURCE CODE, DOWNLOADS, E-MAIL LISTS, BUG TRACKING SYSTEMS, COLLABORATED SOFTWARE AND RELATED ACTI ... (More)


$209,432

Spent in most recent FY

14%

Percent of program expenses


PUBLIC RELATIONS SUPPORTING AND PROVIDING VISIBILITY FOR THE PROJECTS SPONSORED BY THE FOUNDATION.


$501,508

Spent in most recent FY

35%

Percent of program expenses


EVENTS INCLUDED CONFERENCES AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF ROAD SHOWS ALL OF WHICH BUILD COMMUNITY AND COLLABORATION FOR THE FOUNDATION AND ITS MANY PROJECTS


GuideStar Seal of Trans­parency

Gold


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Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.


What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

The ASF's goal is to provide software for the public good at no charge. We do this by providing services and support for many like-minded software project communities of individuals who choose to join the ASF.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

The ASF ensures that the Apache projects continue to exist beyond the participation of individual volunteers. Individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to collaborative open-source software development, through sustained participation and contributions within the Foundation's projects, are eligible for membership in the ASF. An individual is awarded membership after nomination and approval by a majority of the existing ASF members. Thus, the ASF is governed by the community it most directly serves -- the people collaborating within its projects.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity organization incorporated in the United States of America and was formed in 1999 primarily to: provide a foundation for open, collaborative software development projects by supplying hardware, communication, and business infrastructure create an independent legal entity to which companies and individuals can donate resources and be assured that those resources will be used for the public benefit provide a means for individual volunteers to be sheltered from legal suits directed at the Foundation's projects protect the 'Apache' brand, as applied to its software products, from being abused by other organizations While there is not an official list, these six principles have been cited as the core beliefs of philosophy behind the foundation, which is normally referred to as "The Apache Way": collaborative software development commercial-friendly standard license consistently high quality software respectful, honest, technical-based interaction faithful implementation of standards security as a mandatory feature All of the ASF projects share these principles. Similarly, Apache projects are required to govern themselves independently of undue commercial influence.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

The Apache projects are managed using a collaborative, consensus-based process. We do not have a hierarchical structure. Rather, different groups of contributors have different rights and responsibilities in the organization. Since the appointed Project Management Committees have the power to create their own self-governing rules, there is no single vision on how PMCs should run a project and the communities they host. The board is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation in accordance with the foundation Bylaws. This includes management of the corporate assets (funds, intellectual property, trademarks, and support equipment) and allocation of corporate resources to projects. However, technical decision-making authority regarding the content and direction of the Apache projects is assigned to each respective project management committee. The board is currently composed by nine individuals, elected between the members of the foundation. The bylaws don't specify the number of officers that the board should have, but historically, this was the number of the first board and it has never changed. The board is elected every year. The board website has more information, the list of the current directors, schedule of meetings, and past minutes. The foundation is governed by the following entities: Board of Directors (board) governs the foundation and is composed of members. Project Management Committees (PMC) govern the projects, and they are composed of committers. (Note that every member is, by definition, also a committer.) Various Officers of the corporation, appointed by the board, who set Foundation-wide policies in specific areas (legal, brand, fundraising, etc.) Each Project then reports quarterly with a board who shares the review and oversight of each of our projects using whimsy.apache.org.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

THE APACHE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION (ASF) Open. Innovation. Community. Are you powered by Apache? The answer is most likely “yes". Apache projects serve as the backbone for some of the world's most visible and widely used applications in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Big Data, Build Management, Cloud Computing, Content Management, DevOps, IoT and Edge Computing, Mobile, Servers, and Web Frameworks, among other categories. Dependency on Apache projects for critical applications cannot go underestimated, from the 2.6 terabyte, Pulitzer Prize winning Panama Papers investigation to system- wide information management at the US Federal Aviation Administration to capturing 500B events each day at Netflix to enabling real-time financial services at Lloyds Banking Group to simplifying mobile application development across Android/Blackberry/iOS/Ubuntu/Windows/Windows Phone/OS X platforms to processing requests at Facebook's 300-petabyte data warehouse to powering clouds for Apple, Disney, Huawei, Tata, and countless others. Every day, more programmers, solutions architects, individual users, educators, researchers, corporations, government agencies, and enthusiasts around the world are choosing Apache software for development tools, libraries, frameworks, visualizers, end-user productivity solutions, and more. See https://s3.amazonaws.com/files-dist/AnnualReports/FY2017-ASF-AnnualReport-FINAL.pdf for much more!



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...   Leadership & Adaptability


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s leadership capacity, strategic planning, and the ability to readily innovate or respond to changes in constituent demand/need or other relevant social and economic conditions to achieve the organization’s mission.


Leadership & Adaptability Score (BETA)

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...   Culture & Community


Charity Navigator will provide an assessment of the organization’s people operations, its engagement with the constituents served, and its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures.


Culture & Community Score (BETA)

Coming Soon

Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.