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Asian American Journalists Association

The forefront of change in the journalism industry

three stars

80.11

Five Third Street Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 346-2051   Web Site
EIN: 95-3755203

Board Leadership
Michelle Lee
President

CEO
Naomi Tacuyan Underwood
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.11 three stars
  Financial 76.21 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/20/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,600 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. AAJA offers a variety of educational, skills training and professional development programs for its student and professional members, as well as guidance on coverage of AAPI issues for the journalism industry and resources on working with the media for AAPI communities.

The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,600 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry. AAJA offers a variety of educational, skills training and professional development programs for its student and professional members, as well as guidance on coverage of AAPI issues for the journalism industry and resources on working with the media for AAPI communities.

Financial

two stars

76.21

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/20/2019 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)
54.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 35.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.34
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 9.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asian American Journalists Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asian American Journalists Association on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Asian American Journalists Association (CA) 80.11 three stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,299,567
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $131,431
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,430,998
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,430,998
   Other Revenue $-49,953
TOTAL REVENUE $1,381,045
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $785,899
   Administrative Expenses $143,560
   Fundraising Expenses $535,785
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,465,244
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-84,199
   
Net Assets $2,917,025

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
Convention $497,778 63.3%
Journalism Camp Program $92,616 11.8%
Scholarship Program $82,358 10.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 12/20/2019 80.11 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 78.54 two stars
2016-12 10/01/2017 77.84 two stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 75.48 two 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 95-3755203
Name in IRS Master File ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
NTEE Code A03
NTEE Classification Professional Societies, Associations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(408) Community service organization
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 September, 1982
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$46,125 3.14% Kathy Chow Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asian American Journalists Association (CA) 80.11 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Asian American Journalists Association
Five Third Street
Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA 94103
tel: (415) 346-2051
fax: (415) 346-6343
EIN: 95-3755203

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Board Leadership

Michelle Lee
President

CEO

Naomi Tacuyan Underwood
Executive Director

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