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Angel Flight West

Arranging free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs

four stars

93.65

3161 Donald Douglas Loop, South Santa Monica, CA 90405
tel: (310) 390-2958   Web Site
EIN: 95-3956297

Board Leadership
Rich Conti
Chair

CEO
Joshua Olson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.65 four stars
  Financial 91.96 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1983, Angel Flight West (AFW) arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. AFW links volunteer pilots in private aircraft with people in need whose health care and other circumstances require them to travel to and from facilities throughout the13 Western states. Our volunteer pilots donate the costs of all flights. There is never a charge for at mission. When weather or other conditions keep our pilots on the ground, we do our best to arrange alternate transportation, such as flights donated by Alaska Airlines. or by purchasing tickets through our Passenger Assistance Fund. In addition to medical flights, we arrange transportation for other humanitarian purposes: children and families escaping domestic violence; injured soldiers taking part in therapeutic programs offered by veterans' organizations; and prospective parents hoping to adopt. In short, a wide variety of missions fall under "other compelling human needs".

Founded in 1983, Angel Flight West (AFW) arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. AFW links volunteer pilots in private aircraft with people in need whose health care and other circumstances require them to travel to and from facilities throughout the13 Western states. Our volunteer pilots donate the costs of all flights. There is never a charge for at mission. When weather or other conditions keep our pilots on the ground, we do our best to arrange alternate transportation, such as flights donated by Alaska Airlines. or by purchasing tickets through our Passenger Assistance Fund. In addition to medical flights, we arrange transportation for other humanitarian purposes: children and families escaping domestic violence; injured soldiers taking part in therapeutic programs offered by veterans' organizations; and prospective parents hoping to adopt. In short, a wide variety of missions fall under "other compelling human needs".

Financial

four stars

91.96

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
92.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.33
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Angel Flight West on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Angel Flight West on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Angel Flight West (CA) 93.65 four stars
Mercy Flight Central (NY) 89.86 three stars
Angel Flight Northeast (MA) 87.33 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,187,691
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $784,088
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,971,779
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,971,779
   Other Revenue $-94,365
TOTAL REVENUE $10,877,414
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,538,305
   Administrative Expenses $183,375
   Fundraising Expenses $428,152
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,149,832
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $727,582
   
Net Assets $3,086,545

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Free Flying Services to Families in Need $9,004,983 94.4%
Outreach Services $310,460 3.3%
Pilot Services $130,473 1.4%

Ratings History
Angel Flight West has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 93.65 four stars
2018-12 07/01/2020 95.47 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 91.36 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 94.28 four stars
2015-12 09/01/2017 96.46 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 95.87 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 02/01/2016 79.84 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 78.39 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 87.03 three stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 94.13 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.83 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.63 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 91.29 four stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 59.61 one star
2007-12 03/01/2009 42.17 zero star
2006-12 12/01/2007 76.39 two stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 76.86 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 95-3956297
Name in IRS Master File ANGEL FLIGHT WEST INC
NTEE Code E62
NTEE Classification Ambulance, Emergency Medical Transport Services
NTEE Type Health - General and Rehabilitative
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,267 1.71% Joshua Olson Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Angel Flight West (CA) 93.65 four stars
Mercy Flight Central (NY) 89.86 three stars
Angel Flight Northeast (MA) 87.33 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Angel Flight West
3161 Donald Douglas Loop, South
Santa Monica, CA 90405
tel: (310) 390-2958
fax: (310) 397-9636
EIN: 95-3956297

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Board Leadership

Rich Conti
Chair

CEO

Joshua Olson
Executive Director

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