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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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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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