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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Aid for Starving Children

Changing Their Lives Forever!

two stars

72.71

2360 Professional Drive Suite 105
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
tel: (707) 525-1310   Web Site
EIN: 52-1224507

CEO
Monte E. Wilson
President

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On May 30, 2019, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Aid for Starving Children is the subject of an investigation by The California Attorney General's Office according to an article titled, "This California charity promised meals for hungry kids. It handed out menopause pills." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The LA Times article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 72.71 two stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 67.00 one star
This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Aid For Starving Children has been helping to save the lives of children for over 30 years. Here in the US, we work with African-American children of Single Mothers. Our worldwide focus is on AIDS orphans, education, and community health and development. Aid For Starving Children belongs to a coalition of organizations on four continents, all of which share a common passion to save the world -- one child at a time. These entities are committed to coordinating their resources and efforts in order to achieve maximum results and efficiency.

Aid For Starving Children has been helping to save the lives of children for over 30 years. Here in the US, we work with African-American children of Single Mothers. Our worldwide focus is on AIDS orphans, education, and community health and development. Aid For Starving Children belongs to a coalition of organizations on four continents, all of which share a common passion to save the world -- one child at a time. These entities are committed to coordinating their resources and efforts in order to achieve maximum results and efficiency.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Families assisted in Haiti.
500
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

67.00

This rating was published 04/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.02
  Program Expenses Growth -2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aid for Starving Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Aid for Starving Children on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aid for Starving Children (CA) 72.71 two stars
Catholic Medical Mission Board (NY) 97.87 four stars
MedShare (GA) 90.71 four stars
World Medical Relief (MI) 93.98 four stars
The Outreach Program (IA) 90.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,444,522
   Federated Campaigns $84,473
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,528,995
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $14,528,995
   Other Revenue $80,603
TOTAL REVENUE $14,609,598
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $13,615,657
   Administrative Expenses $259,103
   Fundraising Expenses $648,095
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,522,855
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $86,743
   
Net Assets $448,551

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
Medical Aid $13,597,861 99.9%
Financial Support $17,796 0.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
-- 06/21/2019 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On May 30, 2019, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that Aid for Starving Children is the subject of an investigation by The California Attorney General's Office according to an article titled, "This California charity promised meals for hungry kids. It handed out menopause pills." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The LA Times article.

CN 2.1
2017-04 04/01/2018 72.71 two stars
2016-04 04/01/2017 75.61 two stars
2015-04 06/01/2016 75.04 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-04 03/01/2016 75.97 two stars
2014-04 09/01/2015 72.54 two stars
2013-04 05/01/2014 72.55 two stars
2012-04 03/01/2013 72.56 two stars
2011-04 12/01/2011 63.93 one star

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

EIN 52-1224507
Name in IRS Master File AID FOR STARVING CHILDREN
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
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 March, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End April
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • April, 2018
  • April, 2017
  • April, 2016
  • April, 2015
  • April, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$30,000 0.20% Monte E. Wilson Chairman

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Aid for Starving Children (CA) 72.71 two stars
MAP International (GA) 96.48 four stars
Medical Bridges (TX) 93.26 four stars
Charity Vision (UT) 96.66 four stars
Salvadoran American Humanitarian Foundation (FL) 94.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Aid for Starving Children
2360 Professional Drive
Suite 105
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
tel: (707) 525-1310
EIN: 52-1224507

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2156
Windsor, CA 95492

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CEO

Monte E. Wilson
President

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