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African Leadership Foundation

Supporting African Leadership Academy and the next generation of African Leaders

three stars

80.86

P.O. Box 7408 New York, NY 10150
tel: (800) 261-7689   Web Site
EIN: 83-0425133

Board Leadership
Liz Berry Gips
Chair of the Board

CEO
Chris Bradford
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.86 three stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 74.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

74.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
94.0%
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.08
  Program Expenses Growth 19.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by African Leadership Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by African Leadership Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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African Leadership Foundation (NY) 80.86 three stars
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The African Leadership Foundation is a non profit organization that supports transformative change in Africa by developing and connecting the continent's next generation of leaders. We carry out our mandate through partnership with the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a need-blind secondary boarding school based in South Africa. ALA gathers the most outstanding 15-19 year old students from all 54 African nations for study through the rigorous Cambridge University A-Level Curriculum and an innovative program focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, and African studies.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,971,388
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,971,388
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,971,388
   Other Revenue $14,367
TOTAL REVENUE $6,985,755
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,372,750
   Administrative Expenses $245,978
   Fundraising Expenses $125,805
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,744,533
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $241,222
   
Net Assets $554,814

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
Support for African Leadership Academy $6,372,750 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 06/01/2017 80.86 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 83-0425133
Name in IRS Master File AFRICAN LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B82
NTEE Classification Scholarships, Student Financial Aid Services, Awards
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Chris Bradford President $173,259
Other Salaries of Note
$110,834 1.64% Bryden Sweeney-Taylor Former Executive Director --
$35,000 0.51% Tim McChristian Executive Director --

The African Leadership Foundation is a non profit organization that supports transformative change in Africa by developing and connecting the continent's next generation of leaders. We carry out our mandate through partnership with the African Leadership Academy (ALA), a need-blind secondary boarding school based in South Africa. ALA gathers the most outstanding 15-19 year old students from all 54 African nations for study through the rigorous Cambridge University A-Level Curriculum and an innovative program focused on leadership, entrepreneurship, and African studies.

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Charity Contact Info

African Leadership Foundation
P.O. Box 7408
New York, NY 10150
tel: (800) 261-7689
EIN: 83-0425133

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Board Leadership

Liz Berry Gips
Chair of the Board

CEO

Chris Bradford
President

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