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Asylum Access

Making Human Rights a Reality for Refugees

83.29

344 Thomas L. Berkley Way Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 891-8700   Web Site
EIN: 20-3642040

Board Leadership
Susan Simone
Chair

CEO
Emily Arnold-Fernandez
Founder and Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.29
  Financial 76.71
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

76.71

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 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)
73.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.46
  Program Expenses Growth -11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asylum Access (CA) 83.29
International Center for Research on Women (DC) 87.21
Beyond Borders (PA) 89.32
Just Detention International (CA) 96.46
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 90.26

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,181,773
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $486,126
Total Contributions $2,667,899
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,667,899
   Other Revenue $5,886
TOTAL REVENUE $2,673,785
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,359,756
   Administrative Expenses $393,756
   Fundraising Expenses $206,480
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,959,992
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $713,793
   
Net Assets $1,367,803

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 $775,147 57.0%
Community Legal Empowerment $211,931 15.6%
Policy Reform $145,536 10.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 83.29
2018-06 03/01/2020 88.68
2017-06 08/01/2019 90.66
2017-06 02/01/2019 88.18
2016-06 12/22/2017 88.14
2015-06 09/01/2016 88.40

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,173 5.21% Emily Arnold-Fernndez President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Asylum Access (CA) 83.29
MADRE (NY) 97.05
Beyond Borders (PA) 89.32
International Justice Mission (DC) 85.53
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (MA) 90.26

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Charity Contact Info

Asylum Access
344 Thomas L. Berkley Way
Oakland, CA 94612
tel: (510) 891-8700
EIN: 20-3642040

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Board Leadership

Susan Simone
Chair

CEO

Emily Arnold-Fernandez
Founder and Executive Director

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