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The Avon Foundation

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two stars

74.84

777 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 282-5950   Web Site
EIN: 13-6128447

Board Leadership
Susan Ormiston
Chairman

CEO
Cheryl Heinonen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.84 two stars
  Financial 67.74 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

one star

67.74

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
77.1%
  Administrative Expenses 2.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 19.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Avon Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Avon Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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The mission of the Avon Foundation is to lead efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence by: funding the most promising work; convening its grantees, partners and other thought leaders to better collaborate and share best practices for improved outcomes; initiating new directions and innovative projects to accelerate progress; and educating the general public and key audiences to increase awareness of ways to achieve its mission goals. Breast Cancer Goals include 1) Accelerate research; 2) Improve access to screening, diagnosis and care for all, especially the underserved and poor, and 3) Increase the awareness and understanding of the need to improve breast health care for all populations. Its Domestic Violence Goals are 1) Break the public and private silence surrounding partner and gender violence 2) Improve and expand successful and impactful victim services, and 3) Identify and launch new initiatives to prevent family and gender violence to save lives.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,863,015
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $36,710,699
   Related Organizations $5,752,301
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $44,326,015
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $44,326,015
   Other Revenue $93,157
TOTAL REVENUE $44,419,172
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,852,123
   Administrative Expenses $1,348,607
   Fundraising Expenses $9,177,239
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $54,377,969
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-9,958,797
   
Net Assets $11,345,078

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
Breast Cancer Crusade $40,011,540 91.2%
Speak Out Against Domestic Violence $2,807,750 6.4%
Scholarship $1,032,833 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 74.84 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2016 74.65 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 73.34 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 68.03 one star
2013-12 09/01/2014 70.37 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 75.11 two stars
2012-12 04/10/2014 68.34 one star
2012-12 11/01/2013 65.95 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 13-6128447
Name in IRS Master File AVON PRODUCTS FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
NTEE Code T21
NTEE Classification Corporate Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(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 November, 2000
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Cheryl Heinonen President

The mission of the Avon Foundation is to lead efforts to end breast cancer and domestic violence by: funding the most promising work; convening its grantees, partners and other thought leaders to better collaborate and share best practices for improved outcomes; initiating new directions and innovative projects to accelerate progress; and educating the general public and key audiences to increase awareness of ways to achieve its mission goals. Breast Cancer Goals include 1) Accelerate research; 2) Improve access to screening, diagnosis and care for all, especially the underserved and poor, and 3) Increase the awareness and understanding of the need to improve breast health care for all populations. Its Domestic Violence Goals are 1) Break the public and private silence surrounding partner and gender violence 2) Improve and expand successful and impactful victim services, and 3) Identify and launch new initiatives to prevent family and gender violence to save lives.

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Charity Contact Info

The Avon Foundation
777 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 282-5950
EIN: 13-6128447

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Board Leadership

Susan Ormiston
Chairman

CEO

Cheryl Heinonen
President

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