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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Los Angeles World Affairs Council

Bringing international speakers, films and events to Los Angeles.

three stars

89.15

3535 Hayden Avenue Suite 200
Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (424) 258-6160   Web Site
EIN: 95-1783788

Board Leadership
Sarah Ketterer
Chair

CEO
Kim McCleary Blue
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.15 three stars
  Financial 89.31 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts public programs that feature major figures from the field of international relations delivering a speech following a three-course lunch or dinner at an upscale hotel or private club. These remarks are followed by question-and-answer sessions which allow guests to directly interact with speakers. Speakers at Los Angeles World Affairs Council events typically include top representatives of foreign governments (primarily presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and ambassadors), major figures in American politics, business leaders, journalists and authors, public intellectuals and other notable individuals from fields as diverse as religion, arts & entertainment, science and technology.

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts public programs that feature major figures from the field of international relations delivering a speech following a three-course lunch or dinner at an upscale hotel or private club. These remarks are followed by question-and-answer sessions which allow guests to directly interact with speakers. Speakers at Los Angeles World Affairs Council events typically include top representatives of foreign governments (primarily presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and ambassadors), major figures in American politics, business leaders, journalists and authors, public intellectuals and other notable individuals from fields as diverse as religion, arts & entertainment, science and technology.

Financial

three stars

89.31

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth -20.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Los Angeles World Affairs Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Los Angeles World Affairs Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 89.15 three stars
StandWithUs (CA) 91.07 four stars
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 87.28 three stars
American Council on Germany (NY) 95.26 four stars
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (IL) 93.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $193,472
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $444,673
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $638,145
   Program Service Revenue $114,679
Total Primary Revenue $752,824
   Other Revenue $214,932
TOTAL REVENUE $967,756
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $653,146
   Administrative Expenses $165,615
   Fundraising Expenses $9,867
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $828,628
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $139,128
   
Net Assets $1,783,374

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
Educational Events $500,599 76.6%
Online Media $99,630 15.3%
Student Programs $52,917 8.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 89.15 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 85.72 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.03 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.67 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 88.93 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 75.48 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2016 80.77 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 95-1783788
Name in IRS Master File LOS ANGELES WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1971
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
$180,203 21.74% Terence McCarthy President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 89.15 three stars
National Committee on United States-China Relations (NY) 87.28 three stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.06 four stars
Middle East Institute (DC) 97.05 four stars
American Council on Germany (NY) 95.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Los Angeles World Affairs Council
3535 Hayden Avenue
Suite 200
Culver City, CA 90232
tel: (424) 258-6160
EIN: 95-1783788

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Board Leadership

Sarah Ketterer
Chair

CEO

Kim McCleary Blue
President & CEO

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