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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

Asylum Access

Making Human Rights a Reality for Refugees

three stars

88.14

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 88.14 three stars
  Financial 92.51 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

four stars

92.51

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 12/22/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
76.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth 31.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
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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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asylum Access (CA) 88.14 three stars
Physicians for Human Rights (NY) 92.60 four stars
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 96.26 four stars
A Jewish Voice for Peace (CA) 85.64 three stars
Human Rights Foundation (NY) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,494,275
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $12,480
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,364,190
Total Contributions $2,870,945
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,870,945
   Other Revenue $8,638
TOTAL REVENUE $2,879,583
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,979,252
   Administrative Expenses $448,774
   Fundraising Expenses $246,738
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,674,764
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $204,819
   
Net Assets $1,534,226

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 $936,596 47.3%
Community Legal Empowerment $481,647 24.3%
Policy Advocacy $314,803 15.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,999 3.17% Emily Arnold-Fernandez Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asylum Access (CA) 88.14 three stars
Women's Learning Partnership (MD) 91.36 four stars
EarthRights International (DC) 99.01 four stars
Shared Hope International (WA) 90.90 four stars
The Fund for Global Human Rights (DC) 89.07 three 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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