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Active Minds

Creating hope out of tragedy

four stars

91.49

2001 S Street NW Suite 630
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 332-9595   Web Site
EIN: 20-0587172

Board Leadership
Steven A. Lerman
Chair

CEO
Alison Malmon
Founder, Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.49 four stars
  Financial 88.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Active Minds is the nation's premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States. What has guided and distinguished us from the start is a belief that young people will be the drivers of change.

Active Minds is the nation's premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States. What has guided and distinguished us from the start is a belief that young people will be the drivers of change.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of paid participants in conferences
440
Number of volunteers
15,679
Number of programs documented
7,809
This impact information is current as of August 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

88.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.32
  Program Expenses Growth 4.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Active Minds on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Active Minds on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Active Minds (DC) 91.49 four stars
NAMI (VA) 95.57 four stars
Mental Health America (VA) 91.25 four stars
The Jed Foundation (NY) 97.34 four stars
Child Mind Institute (NY) 86.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,184,044
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $338,141
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $361,714
Total Contributions $3,883,899
   Program Service Revenue $646,409
Total Primary Revenue $4,530,308
   Other Revenue $-55,207
TOTAL REVENUE $4,475,101
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,692,006
   Administrative Expenses $178,258
   Fundraising Expenses $197,236
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,067,500
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,407,601
   
Net Assets $2,753,424

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
Chapter Development and Support $553,076 32.7%
Speakers Bureau $306,055 18.1%
Public Education and Awareness $302,444 17.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 91.49 four stars
2018-06 11/01/2020 84.12 three 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 20-0587172
Name in IRS Master File ACTIVE MINDS INC
NTEE Code F30
NTEE Classification Mental Health Treatment - Multipurpose and N.E.C.
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
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, 2004
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,430 7.17% Alison Malmon Founder, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Active Minds (DC) 91.49 four stars
Mental Health Colorado (CO) 89.16 three stars
Mentis (CA) 85.04 three stars
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 94.69 four stars
NAMI (VA) 95.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Active Minds
2001 S Street NW
Suite 630
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 332-9595
fax: (202) 332-9599
EIN: 20-0587172

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Board Leadership

Steven A. Lerman
Chair

CEO

Alison Malmon
Founder, Executive Director

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