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Hindu American Foundation

Promoting dignity, mutual respect, and pluralism.

three stars

89.67

910 Seventeeth Street NW, Suite 316A Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 223-8222   Web Site
EIN: 68-0551525

Board Leadership
Mihir Meghani
Chairman

CEO
Suhag Shukla
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.67 three stars
  Financial 85.40 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the Hindu American Foundation is to promote dignity, mutual respect, and pluralism in order to ensure the wellbeing of Hindus and for all people and the planet to thrive. Founded in 2003, HAF's work impacts a range of issues -- from the portrayal of Hinduism in K-12 textbooks to civil and human rights to addressing contemporary problems, such as environmental protection and inter-religious conflict, by applying Hindu philosophy.

The mission of the Hindu American Foundation is to promote dignity, mutual respect, and pluralism in order to ensure the wellbeing of Hindus and for all people and the planet to thrive. Founded in 2003, HAF's work impacts a range of issues -- from the portrayal of Hinduism in K-12 textbooks to civil and human rights to addressing contemporary problems, such as environmental protection and inter-religious conflict, by applying Hindu philosophy.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of unique website visitors
70,000
Number of policymakers or candidates reached
615
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
68,880
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

85.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
68.9%
  Administrative Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.22
  Program Expenses Growth 8.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hindu American Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hindu American Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
We recently conducted a year-end survey that yielded the highest participation in the history of our organization The valuable feedback is being reviewed in our department calls Data results will shape our narrative and strategic plan for 2020 and beyond During the year, we will keep stakeholders informed of how the survey results impacted our work
This Constituent Voice information is provided to us by Candid. At this time, Constituent Voice information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hindu American Foundation (DC) 89.67 three stars
United Religions Initiative (CA) 88.17 three stars
National Day of Prayer Task Force (CO) 88.49 three stars
Khyentse Foundation (CA) 89.39 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $416,565
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $877,444
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,294,009
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,294,009
   Other Revenue $58,464
TOTAL REVENUE $1,352,473
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,036,045
   Administrative Expenses $293,196
   Fundraising Expenses $176,704
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,505,945
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-153,472
   
Net Assets $3,051,281

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
Policy $392,710 37.9%
Education $348,115 33.6%
Community $295,220 28.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 89.67 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 89.29 three stars
2018-12 12/01/2019 88.22 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 86.60 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 87.55 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2017 67.34 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 68-0551525
Name in IRS Master File HINDU AMERICAN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code X70
NTEE Classification Hindu
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
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 March, 2016
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,200 6.18% Suhag Shukla Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hindu American Foundation (DC) 89.67 three stars
National Day of Prayer Task Force (CO) 88.49 three stars
Khyentse Foundation (CA) 89.39 three stars
United Religions Initiative (CA) 88.17 three stars

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Constituent Voice

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Charity Contact Info

Hindu American Foundation
910 Seventeeth Street NW, Suite 316A
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 223-8222
fax: (202) 223-8004
EIN: 68-0551525

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Board Leadership

Mihir Meghani
Chairman

CEO

Suhag Shukla
Executive Director

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