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AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+.

three stars

86.44

601 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20049
tel: (800) 775-6776   Web Site
EIN: 52-0794300

Board Leadership
Lloyd Johnson
Chairperson

CEO
Lisa Marsh Ryerson
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.44 three stars
  Financial 81.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.55
  Program Expenses Growth 2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AARP Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AARP Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AARP Foundation (DC) 86.44 three stars
Masonic Homes of California (CA) 91.34 four stars
Community SeniorServ (CA) 92.24 four stars
SAGE Eldercare (NJ) 88.69 three stars
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly, Minneapolis and St. Paul Chapter (MN) 89.95 three stars

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AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $52,580,089
   Federated Campaigns $115,555
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $19,485,644
   Government Grants $80,090,111
Total Contributions $152,271,399
   Program Service Revenue $212,938
Total Primary Revenue $152,484,337
   Other Revenue $6,209,696
TOTAL REVENUE $158,694,033
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $122,349,844
   Administrative Expenses $6,789,544
   Fundraising Expenses $22,375,605
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $151,514,993
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $7,179,040
   
Net Assets $80,686,774

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
Senior Community Service Employment Program $74,578,072 58.9%
Tax Aide $10,698,232 8.5%
Hunger $6,121,736 4.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 86.44 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.04 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 81.07 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 84.71 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 88.47 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 92.22 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 95.00 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 91.57 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/22/2010 82.81 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 78.81 two stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 82.36 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 52-0794300
Name in IRS Master File AARP FOUNDATION
NTEE Code P81
NTEE Classification Senior Centers, Services
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(575) Services for the aged (see also 153 ad 382)
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 May, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$407,643 0.26% Lisa Marsh Ryerson President
Other Salaries of Note
$2,928 0.00% Neal Cutler Board Member

AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AARP Foundation (DC) 86.44 three stars
The OASIS Institute (MO) 91.00 four stars
FiftyForward (TN) 89.16 three stars
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter (IL) 85.17 three stars
Senior Services (NC) 94.74 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

AARP Foundation
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
tel: (800) 775-6776
fax: (202) 434-6507
TTY: (877) 434-7598
EIN: 52-0794300

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 93207
Long Beach, CA 90809

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Board Leadership

Lloyd Johnson
Chairperson

CEO

Lisa Marsh Ryerson
President

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