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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

South Asian Youth Action

Belong. Grow. Thrive.

four stars

95.34

54-05 Seabury Street Elmhurst, NY 11373
tel: (718) 651-3484   Web Site
EIN: 13-3943630

Board Leadership
Samir Gandhi
Chair

CEO
Sonia Bhuta Sisodia
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.34 four stars
  Financial 94.77 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) is a 501(c)3 youth development organization for K-12 students in need of support in New York City. Our mission is to foster a strong sense of belonging in youth and provide them with tools to thrive academically, professionally and personally. While South Asian-focused, SAYA is secular, inclusive and committed to connecting youth from all backgrounds to opportunities. Our holistic and comprehensive program model consists of academic support, college preparation, leadership and identity development, career exploration, sports activities and arts enrichment. SAYA provides an accessible, safe and culturally affirming space for youth and offers mentorship beyond the classroom so they confidently grow into engaged community members ready for college, career and personal success.

Established in 1996, SAYA has grown into a $3.88 million organization currently running programs at nine NYC public schools in Queens and Brooklyn, and at our community center.

South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) is a 501(c)3 youth development organization for K-12 students in need of support in New York City. Our mission is to foster a strong sense of belonging in youth and provide them with tools to thrive academically, professionally and personally. While South Asian-focused, SAYA is secular, inclusive and committed to connecting youth from all backgrounds to opportunities. Our holistic and comprehensive program model consists of academic support, college preparation, leadership and identity development, career exploration, sports activities and arts enrichment. SAYA provides an accessible, safe and culturally affirming space for youth and offers mentorship beyond the classroom so they confidently grow into engaged community members ready for college, career and personal success.

Established in 1996, SAYA has grown into a $3.88 million organization currently running programs at nine NYC public schools in Queens and Brooklyn, and at our community center.

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Financial

four stars

94.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
84.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.64
  Program Expenses Growth 20.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Asian Youth Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by South Asian Youth Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Asian Youth Action (NY) 95.34 four stars
Boys & Girls Club of Fall River (MA) 86.49 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida (FL) 93.91 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (TX) 87.10 three stars
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee (TN) 89.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $272,012
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,055,112
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,588,986
Total Contributions $3,916,110
   Program Service Revenue $86,426
Total Primary Revenue $4,002,536
   Other Revenue $9,864
TOTAL REVENUE $4,012,400
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,305,110
   Administrative Expenses $258,846
   Fundraising Expenses $318,909
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,882,865
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $129,535
   
Net Assets $2,248,953

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History
South Asian Youth Action has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 95.34 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 95.04 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 91.75 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.80 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.74 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 90.80 four 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 13-3943630
Name in IRS Master File SOUTH ASIAN YOUTH ACTION SAYA INC
NTEE Code P30
NTEE Classification Children's, Youth Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(349) Other youth organization or 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 May, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,000 3.34% Sonia Bhuta Sisodia Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
South Asian Youth Action (NY) 95.34 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council (FL) 89.31 three stars
Boys & Girls Club of Fall River (MA) 86.49 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse (WI) 91.90 four stars
North Marin Community Services (CA) 90.65 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

South Asian Youth Action
54-05 Seabury Street
Elmhurst, NY 11373
tel: (718) 651-3484
EIN: 13-3943630

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Board Leadership

Samir Gandhi
Chair

CEO

Sonia Bhuta Sisodia
Executive Director

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