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Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA)

Ministering to the needs of the most vulnerable and socially deprived children, elderly, and families

one star

65.33

2650 East Foothill Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91107
tel: (626) 744-3221   Web Site
EIN: 23-7089113

Board Leadership
H. Raymond Savoian
Chair

CEO
Ariel Babikian
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 65.33 one star
  Financial 98.64 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 51.00 zero star
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA) was established in 1970 and is a non-denominational Christian humanitarian relief and development organization based in Pasadena, California, with offices in Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia. ARDA ministers to the needs of the most vulnerable and socially deprived children, elderly, and families who lack support structures to sustain their basic human and spiritual needs.

Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA) was established in 1970 and is a non-denominational Christian humanitarian relief and development organization based in Pasadena, California, with offices in Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia. ARDA ministers to the needs of the most vulnerable and socially deprived children, elderly, and families who lack support structures to sustain their basic human and spiritual needs.

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Financial

four stars

98.64

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

51.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.53
  Program Expenses Growth 9.2%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA) on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA) (CA) 65.33 one star
African Vision of Hope (IL) 86.44 three stars
Grassroot Soccer (NH) 99.29 four stars
Shalom Foundation (TN) 87.25 three stars
Meds & Food for Kids (MO) 94.13 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $562,581
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,015
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $574,596
   Program Service Revenue $277,658
Total Primary Revenue $852,254
   Other Revenue $17,090
TOTAL REVENUE $869,344
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $984,617
   Administrative Expenses $136,452
   Fundraising Expenses $24,016
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,145,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-275,741
   
Net Assets $1,503,177

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
Humanitarian Aid $892,676 90.7%
Christian Education and Evangelism $50,874 5.2%
U.S. Office Operations $41,067 4.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 65.33 one star
2017-12 04/01/2019 66.81 one star
2016-12 05/01/2018 67.35 one star
2015-12 07/01/2017 64.63 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 61.86 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 59.38 one star
2013-12 08/01/2015 60.92 one star
2012-12 04/01/2014 62.04 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 23-7089113
Name in IRS Master File ARMENIAN RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code Q33
NTEE Classification International Relief
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
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 January, 1971
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
$72,000 6.28% Ariel Babikian Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA) (CA) 65.33 one star
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (NY) 94.01 four stars
International Rescue Committee (NY) 91.05 four stars
Mercy Ships (TX) 91.45 four stars
Timmy Global Health (IN) 85.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Armenian Relief and Development Association (ARDA)
2650 East Foothill Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
tel: (626) 744-3221
EIN: 23-7089113

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Board Leadership

H. Raymond Savoian
Chair

CEO

Ariel Babikian
Executive Director

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