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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Chinese for Affirmative Action

Defending civil rights. Promoting social change.

four stars

90.96

17 Walter U. Lum Place San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 274-6750   Web Site
EIN: 94-2161304

Board Leadership
Randall Lowe
Chair

CEO
Vincent Pan & Cynthia Choi
Co-Executive Directors

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.96 four stars
  Financial 93.49 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian and Pacific American community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice. CAA employs multiple strategies to create change. At the grassroots level, we nurture the ability of Asian and Pacific American communities to participate fully in civic life. At the public policy level, we advocate for systemic changes that create a more just and equitable society. Throughout our work we seek to build and foster alliances that strengthen and sustain a progressive Asian and Pacific American movement.

Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) was founded in 1969 to protect the civil and political rights of Chinese Americans and to advance multiracial democracy in the United States. Today, CAA is a progressive voice in and on behalf of the broader Asian and Pacific American community. We advocate for systemic change that protects immigrant rights, promotes language diversity, and remedies racial injustice. CAA employs multiple strategies to create change. At the grassroots level, we nurture the ability of Asian and Pacific American communities to participate fully in civic life. At the public policy level, we advocate for systemic changes that create a more just and equitable society. Throughout our work we seek to build and foster alliances that strengthen and sustain a progressive Asian and Pacific American movement.

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Financial

four stars

93.49

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chinese for Affirmative Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Chinese for Affirmative Action on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chinese for Affirmative Action (CA) 90.96 four stars
Corporate Accountability (MA) 93.30 four stars
Institute for Justice (VA) 97.70 four stars
The Florida Bar Foundation (FL) 89.39 three stars
Compassion & Choices (OR) 88.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,928,967
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $284,062
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,213,029
   Program Service Revenue $1,498,875
Total Primary Revenue $3,711,904
   Other Revenue $132,897
TOTAL REVENUE $3,844,801
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,410,495
   Administrative Expenses $301,506
   Fundraising Expenses $267,434
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,979,435
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $865,366
   
Net Assets $2,752,255

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
Local Program $1,397,606 58.0%
Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality $850,089 35.3%
California API Budget Partnership $162,800 6.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.96 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.96 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.58 four 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 94-2161304
Name in IRS Master File CHINESE FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
NTEE Code R22
NTEE Classification Minority Rights
NTEE Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (430) Defense of human and civil rights
(402) Other activity aimed t combating community deterioration
(59) Other school related 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 April, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$121,629 4.08% Vincent Pan Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$113,178 3.79% Cynthia Choi Co-Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chinese for Affirmative Action (CA) 90.96 four stars
Electronic Privacy Information Center (DC) 97.17 four stars
Compassion & Choices (OR) 88.03 three stars
Cultural Survival (MA) 88.27 three stars
American Humanist Association (DC) 91.49 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Chinese for Affirmative Action
17 Walter U. Lum Place
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 274-6750
fax: (415) 397-8770
EIN: 94-2161304

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Board Leadership

Randall Lowe
Chair

CEO

Vincent Pan & Cynthia Choi
Co-Executive Directors

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