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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Chinese for Affirmative Action

Defending civil rights. Promoting social change.

92.01

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 92.01
  Financial 97.47
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

97.47

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 20.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
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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Chinese for Affirmative Action (CA) 92.01
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,228,077
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $385,752
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,613,829
   Program Service Revenue $2,154,250
Total Primary Revenue $5,768,079
   Other Revenue $100,675
TOTAL REVENUE $5,868,754
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,638,324
   Administrative Expenses $257,296
   Fundraising Expenses $375,269
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,270,889
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,597,865
   
Net Assets $4,489,495

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 $1,970,605 54.2%
Asian Prisoner Support Committee $522,912 14.4%
Hmong Innovating Politics $359,420 9.9%

Ratings History
Chinese for Affirmative Action has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 92.01
2018-12 06/01/2020 90.57
2017-12 04/01/2019 90.96
2016-12 05/01/2018 86.96
2015-12 06/01/2017 90.58

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
$124,930 2.92% Cynthia Choi Co-Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$124,930 2.92% Vincent Pan Co-Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Chinese for Affirmative Action (CA) 92.01
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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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