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Soliya

Using new media and communication technologies to promote understanding and empathy within and between global communities of young adults

two stars

71.68

54 West 40th Street Suite 729
New York, NY 10018
tel: (718) 701-5855   Web Site
EIN: 32-0060209

Board Leadership
Shamil Idriss
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Waidehi Gokhale
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.68 two stars
  Financial 69.55 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At Soliya, our mission is to empower young adults to establish more cooperative and compassionate relations between their societies by combining the power of dialogue with the reach of new media technologies. We believe that best-practices in dialogue from the field of conflict resolution present models that can and should be applied through these new tools to ensure interactions are constructive and promote deeper understanding and empathy. In doing that, we focus our efforts on young adults, particularly those who are in higher education or active in civil society, because we believe that they are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also the change-makers of today. Youth have consistently been the driving force behind major social change movements, and that is only more true in this era of new media technologies, which they are always the first to master.

At Soliya, our mission is to empower young adults to establish more cooperative and compassionate relations between their societies by combining the power of dialogue with the reach of new media technologies. We believe that best-practices in dialogue from the field of conflict resolution present models that can and should be applied through these new tools to ensure interactions are constructive and promote deeper understanding and empathy. In doing that, we focus our efforts on young adults, particularly those who are in higher education or active in civil society, because we believe that they are not only the leaders of tomorrow but also the change-makers of today. Youth have consistently been the driving force behind major social change movements, and that is only more true in this era of new media technologies, which they are always the first to master.

Financial

one star

69.55

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) < 0.01
  Program Expenses Growth 15.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 137.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Soliya on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Soliya on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls
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To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Soliya (NY) 71.68 two stars
American Academy in Rome (NY) 86.78 three stars
Inter-American Dialogue (DC) 92.52 four stars
International House (NY) 89.46 three stars
WorldTeach (MA) 88.22 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $250,181
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $395,764
Total Contributions $645,945
   Program Service Revenue $845,928
Total Primary Revenue $1,491,873
   Other Revenue $361
TOTAL REVENUE $1,492,234
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,427,529
   Administrative Expenses $182,142
   Fundraising Expenses $255,636
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,865,307
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-373,073
   
Net Assets $-153,716

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 02/01/2021 71.68 two stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 75.11 two stars
2017-06 04/01/2019 72.22 two stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 73.59 two stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 78.29 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 83.92 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 83.80 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.68 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 88.67 three 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 32-0060209
Name in IRS Master File SOLIYA INC
NTEE Code Q21
NTEE Classification International Cultural Exchange
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational 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 March, 2004
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,000 5.36% Waidehi Gokhale Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Soliya (NY) 71.68 two stars
Seeds of Peace (NY) 89.03 three stars
American Academy in Rome (NY) 86.78 three stars
International House (NY) 89.46 three stars
Eisenhower Fellowships (PA) 94.72 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Soliya
54 West 40th Street
Suite 729
New York, NY 10018
tel: (718) 701-5855
fax: (718) 701-5856
EIN: 32-0060209

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Board Leadership

Shamil Idriss
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Waidehi Gokhale
Chief Executive Officer

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