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American Youth Policy Forum

Bridging youth policy, practice and research

four stars

91.99

1200 18th Street, NW Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 775-9731   Web Site
EIN: 31-1576455

Board Leadership
Lorelle L. Espinosa
Board Chair

CEO
Betsy Brand
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.99 four stars
  Financial 97.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Youth Policy Forum's (AYPF) mission is to broaden the awareness and understanding of policymakers and to strengthen the youth policymaking process by bridging policy, practice, and research. We do this by identifying the most pertinent high-quality information on youth issues available and providing a forum for prominent leaders in government, programming, and research, as well as the youth themselves, to share their viewpoints and expertise about the policies and practices that improve outcomes for all youth. AYPF's vision is that all young people will be able to meet their full potential in school, career, and civic life as a result of our commitment to educate, inform, and engage policymakers in the development of effective and supportive youth policies.

American Youth Policy Forum's (AYPF) mission is to broaden the awareness and understanding of policymakers and to strengthen the youth policymaking process by bridging policy, practice, and research. We do this by identifying the most pertinent high-quality information on youth issues available and providing a forum for prominent leaders in government, programming, and research, as well as the youth themselves, to share their viewpoints and expertise about the policies and practices that improve outcomes for all youth. AYPF's vision is that all young people will be able to meet their full potential in school, career, and civic life as a result of our commitment to educate, inform, and engage policymakers in the development of effective and supportive youth policies.

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Financial

four stars

97.32

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.24
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Youth Policy Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Youth Policy Forum on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 91.99 four stars
NALEO Educational Fund (CA) 91.11 four stars
Cato Institute (DC) 91.62 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $926,754
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $926,754
   Program Service Revenue $163,866
Total Primary Revenue $1,090,620
   Other Revenue $247,083
TOTAL REVENUE $1,337,703
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,197,548
   Administrative Expenses $140,822
   Fundraising Expenses $12,629
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,350,999
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-13,296
   
Net Assets $2,974,406

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
Pathways to College and Career Readiness $466,999 39.0%
Extended Learning and Skill Development $397,405 33.2%
Wraparound Supports $227,400 19.0%

Ratings History
American Youth Policy Forum has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.99 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 91.69 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.67 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 90.04 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 31-1576455
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN YOUTH POLICY FORUM
NTEE Code O01
NTEE Classification Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 January, 1998
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
$171,346 12.68% Helen Brand Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Youth Policy Forum (DC) 91.99 four stars
New York Public Interest Research Group Fund (NY) 90.27 four stars
Center for the New Economy (PR) 91.99 four stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 95.16 four stars
The Committee of Seventy (PA) 87.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Youth Policy Forum
1200 18th Street, NW
Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
tel: (202) 775-9731
fax: (202) 775-9733
EIN: 31-1576455

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Board Leadership

Lorelle L. Espinosa
Board Chair

CEO

Betsy Brand
Executive Director

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