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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Asylum Access

Making Human Rights a Reality for Refugees

four stars

90.66

555 12th Street 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 891-8700   Web Site
EIN: 20-3642040

Board Leadership
Michael Sapoznikow
Chair

CEO
Emily Arnold-Fernandez
Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.66 four stars
  Financial 87.42 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Asylum Access is an innovative international nonprofit dedicated to making refugee rights a reality. Asylum Access empowers refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America to live safely, work, send children to school and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs. Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world. By helping refugees assert their rights, we are putting power back into their hands. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that gives refugees the tools to provide for themselves and make choices about their own lives.

Asylum Access is an innovative international nonprofit dedicated to making refugee rights a reality. Asylum Access empowers refugees in Africa, Asia and Latin America to live safely, work, send children to school and rebuild their lives. Asylum Access envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs. Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world. By helping refugees assert their rights, we are putting power back into their hands. Our work transforms the traditional approach of endless humanitarian handouts to a sustainable solution that gives refugees the tools to provide for themselves and make choices about their own lives.

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Financial

three stars

87.42

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 14.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.39
  Program Expenses Growth 36.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asylum Access on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Asylum Access on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Asylum Access (CA) 90.66 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,907,772
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,660,155
Total Contributions $3,567,927
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,567,927
   Other Revenue $3,830
TOTAL REVENUE $3,571,757
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,882,454
   Administrative Expenses $600,524
   Fundraising Expenses $324,240
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,807,218
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-235,461
   
Net Assets $1,094,544

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
Legal Aid $1,814,661 62.9%
Community Legal Empowerment $362,338 12.6%
Policy Advocacy $356,989 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2019 90.66 four stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.18 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 88.14 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 88.40 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 20-3642040
Name in IRS Master File ASYLUM ACCESS
NTEE Code Q71
NTEE Classification International Migration, Refugee Issues
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable 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 September, 2006
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
$96,200 2.52% Emily Arnold-Fernndez Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asylum Access (CA) 90.66 four stars
HIAS (MD) 91.94 four stars
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 92.74 four stars
ZOE International (CA) 88.98 three stars
Jewish World Watch (CA) 95.03 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Asylum Access
555 12th Street
5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94607
tel: (510) 891-8700
EIN: 20-3642040

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Board Leadership

Michael Sapoznikow
Chair

CEO

Emily Arnold-Fernandez
Founder and Executive Director

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