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Health : Diseases, Disorders, and Disciplines (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

DIFFA

Mobilizing the resources of the design community to hundreds of AIDS service organizations

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three stars

82.44

16 W. 32nd Street Suite 402
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 727-3100   Web Site
EIN: 13-3224150

Board Leadership
Cindy Allen
Chairman

CEO
Dawn Roberson
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.44 three stars
  Financial 75.17 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 using data provided by the charity on a consolidated pro forma 990 which was verified against 990s received from the IRS.

DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is one of the country's largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design. Since being founded in 1984 by Patricia Green and Larry Pond, DIFFA has granted funds to organizations which fight AIDS by providing: preventive education programs targeted to populations at risk of infection; treatment and direct-care services for people living with HIV/AIDS; and public policy initiatives which add resources to private sector efforts.

DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) is one of the country's largest supporters of direct care for people living with HIV/AIDS and preventive education for those at risk. Merging care and commerce, supporters of DIFFA come from all fields of fine design and the visual arts, including: architecture, fashion design, interior design, photography and consumer product design. Since being founded in 1984 by Patricia Green and Larry Pond, DIFFA has granted funds to organizations which fight AIDS by providing: preventive education programs targeted to populations at risk of infection; treatment and direct-care services for people living with HIV/AIDS; and public policy initiatives which add resources to private sector efforts.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
1,005,000
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

two stars

75.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
61.7%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 26.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.21
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 8.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DIFFA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by DIFFA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DIFFA (NY) 82.44 three stars
Black AIDS Institute (CA) 88.88 three stars
amfAR (NY) 93.50 four stars
Desert AIDS Project (CA) 93.59 four stars
Treatment Action Group (NY) 89.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,351,114
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,028,749
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,379,863
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,379,863
   Other Revenue $-417,736
TOTAL REVENUE $2,962,127
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,794,739
   Administrative Expenses $262,620
   Fundraising Expenses $684,131
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,741,490
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $220,637
   
Net Assets $2,793,602

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
Grants $1,561,022 87.0%
Training and Education $233,717 13.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 82.44 three stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 79.35 two 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 13-3224150
Name in IRS Master File DESIGN INDUSTRIES FOUNDATION FIGHTING AIDS INC
NTEE Code G81
NTEE Classification AIDS
NTEE Type Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
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 June, 1985
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$126,181 4.60% Johanna Osburn Former Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$76,947 2.80% Dawn Roberson Executive Director
$20,652 0.75% Barbara Prete Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
DIFFA (NY) 82.44 three stars
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (NY) 93.98 four stars
National Minority AIDS Council (DC) 90.86 four stars
Bryan's House (TX) 88.09 three stars
Boulder County AIDS Project (CO) 92.97 four stars

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Note: This rating represents consolidated financial data for these organizations:

  • Design Industries Foundation Fighting Aids-Chicago Inc. (36-3931105)

Charity Contact Info

DIFFA
16 W. 32nd Street
Suite 402
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 727-3100
fax: (212) 727-2574
EIN: 13-3224150

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Board Leadership

Cindy Allen
Chairman

CEO

Dawn Roberson
Executive Director

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