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African Leadership Foundation

Supporting African Leadership Academy and the next generation of African Leaders

two stars

70.95

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

Board Leadership
Elizabeth Berry Gips
Chair

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.95 two stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 59.00 one star
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

one star

59.00

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)
94.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 25.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.8%
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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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,559,440
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,559,440
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $7,559,440
   Other Revenue $263,060
TOTAL REVENUE $7,822,500
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,880,901
   Administrative Expenses $108,339
   Fundraising Expenses $83,743
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,072,983
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $749,517
   
Net Assets $4,842,647

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 $6,880,901 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 70.95 two stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 71.00 two stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 82.24 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 82.24 three stars
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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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

Elizabeth Berry Gips
Chair

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