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Securing America's Future Energy

Combating the economic and national security threats posed by America's dependence on oil

two stars

71.91

1111 19th Street, NW Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 461-2360   Web Site
EIN: 20-1727977

Board Leadership
Admiral Dennis Blair

CEO
Robbie Diamond
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.91 two stars
  Financial 67.62 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to reducing the United States' dependence on oil. Led by its Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), SAFE brings together some of America's most prominent business and military leaders in support of comprehensive, long-term strategies to reduce U.S. oil dependence and improve energy security. Co-chaired by Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, and CEO of FedEx Corporation and General James Conway (Ret.), the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps, SAFE and its ESLC work aggressively to build bipartisan support for both supply- and demand-side solutions that include the efficient use of oil to lower the oil intensity of the economy, increased domestic energy production to strengthen the economy and lower our balance of payments, and accelerating new technology, business models and a diversity of fuel options to meet our future transportation needs.

Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to reducing the United States' dependence on oil. Led by its Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), SAFE brings together some of America's most prominent business and military leaders in support of comprehensive, long-term strategies to reduce U.S. oil dependence and improve energy security. Co-chaired by Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President, and CEO of FedEx Corporation and General James Conway (Ret.), the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps, SAFE and its ESLC work aggressively to build bipartisan support for both supply- and demand-side solutions that include the efficient use of oil to lower the oil intensity of the economy, increased domestic energy production to strengthen the economy and lower our balance of payments, and accelerating new technology, business models and a diversity of fuel options to meet our future transportation needs.

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Financial

one star

67.62

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
76.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.12
  Program Expenses Growth -4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 66.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Securing America's Future Energy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Securing America's Future Energy on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Securing America's Future Energy (DC) 71.91 two stars
LiveWell Colorado (CO) 86.76 three stars
Institute for Energy Research (DC) 86.15 three stars
Commonwealth Foundation (PA) 91.67 four stars
Public Agenda (NY) 89.54 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,352,771
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,352,771
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,352,771
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $4,352,771
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,515,947
   Administrative Expenses $763,595
   Fundraising Expenses $553,507
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,833,049
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-480,278
   
Net Assets $699,944

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
Education $1,878,516 53.4%
Policy Development $1,637,431 46.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 71.91 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 75.34 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 74.06 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 69.78 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 63.66 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 69.66 one star
2013-12 08/01/2015 67.91 one star
2012-12 07/01/2014 62.74 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 20-1727977
Name in IRS Master File SECURING AMERICAS FUTURE ENERGY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 December, 2004
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 Compensation from Affiliates
$153,000 3.16% Raphael Diamond President & CEO $76,500
Other Salaries of Note
$170,982 3.53% Amitai Bin-Nun Vice President --

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Securing America's Future Energy (DC) 71.91 two stars
NEO Philanthropy (NY) 94.07 four stars
LiveWell Colorado (CO) 86.76 three stars
Tobin Project (MA) 87.60 three stars
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (MA) 87.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Securing America's Future Energy
1111 19th Street, NW
Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 461-2360
fax: (202) 461-2379
EIN: 20-1727977

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Board Leadership

Admiral Dennis Blair

CEO

Robbie Diamond
Founder, CEO

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