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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

World Affairs Council of Seattle

Linking Greater Seattle to the world

three stars

89.06

2200 Alaskan Way Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121
tel: (206) 441-5910   Web Site
EIN: 91-0586924

Board Leadership
Thao Hong
Chair

CEO
Jacqueline Miller
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.06 three stars
  Financial 84.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The World Affairs Council links Greater Seattle to the world. World Affairs Council programs provide opportunities for everyone in Greater Seattle to be a global citizen by advancing a deep understanding of international events and culture. As a hub for all things international, the World Affairs Council creates programs and opportunities for local people to interact directly with leaders, educators, and professionals from around the world.

The World Affairs Council links Greater Seattle to the world. World Affairs Council programs provide opportunities for everyone in Greater Seattle to be a global citizen by advancing a deep understanding of international events and culture. As a hub for all things international, the World Affairs Council creates programs and opportunities for local people to interact directly with leaders, educators, and professionals from around the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of participants in study abroad and exchange programs
740
Hours of volunteer service
24,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

84.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.43
  Program Expenses Growth < 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Affairs Council of Seattle on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Affairs Council of Seattle on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Affairs Council of Seattle (WA) 89.06 three stars
Ashoka (VA) 88.13 three stars
Inter-American Dialogue (DC) 88.85 three stars
International House (NY) 90.71 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $443,264
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $153,325
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $156,728
Total Contributions $753,317
   Program Service Revenue $441,729
Total Primary Revenue $1,195,046
   Other Revenue $6,502
TOTAL REVENUE $1,201,548
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $898,819
   Administrative Expenses $96,182
   Fundraising Expenses $60,983
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,055,984
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $145,564
   
Net Assets $482,866

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
International Visitor Program $386,804 43.0%
Community Programs $221,263 24.6%
Japanese Connections $174,606 19.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.06 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 81.62 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 80.27 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 83.23 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.68 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 75.32 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 73.43 two stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 90.54 four stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 78.19 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 91-0586924
Name in IRS Master File WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
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)
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 June, 1953
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
$140,418 13.29% Jacqueline Miller President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Affairs Council of Seattle (WA) 89.06 three stars
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American-Scandinavian Foundation (NY) 94.29 four stars
Netherland-America Foundation (NY) 97.17 four stars
Inter-American Dialogue (DC) 88.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Affairs Council of Seattle
2200 Alaskan Way
Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121
tel: (206) 441-5910
EIN: 91-0586924

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Board Leadership

Thao Hong
Chair

CEO

Jacqueline Miller
President, CEO

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