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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

75.11

261 Madison Avenue Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10016
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 75.11 two stars
  Financial 66.57 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of participants engaged in programs
3,091
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

one star

66.57

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.17
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 56.6%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Soliya (NY) 75.11 two stars
Yale-China Association (CT) 92.11 four stars
WorldTeach (MA) 89.39 three stars
American Academy in Rome (NY) 86.96 three stars
Inter-American Dialogue (DC) 88.85 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $561,592
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $387,638
Total Contributions $949,230
   Program Service Revenue $418,558
Total Primary Revenue $1,367,788
   Other Revenue $3,057
TOTAL REVENUE $1,370,845
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,322,185
   Administrative Expenses $209,255
   Fundraising Expenses $263,805
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,795,245
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-424,400
   
Net Assets $250,174

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
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
$120,200 6.69% Waidehi Gokhale Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Soliya (NY) 75.11 two stars
World Affairs Council of Seattle (WA) 89.06 three stars
FACE Foundation (NY) 86.84 three stars
Yale-China Association (CT) 92.11 four stars
Ashoka (VA) 88.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Soliya
261 Madison Avenue
Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10016
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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