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AARP Foundation

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

three stars

88.30

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 88.30 three stars
  Financial 83.95 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

83.95

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
79.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AARP Foundation (DC) 88.30 three stars
Pro Seniors Inc. (OH) 85.21 three stars
Alzheimer's Family Center (CA) 90.75 four stars
FiftyForward (TN) 87.68 three stars
Air Force Enlisted Village (FL) 87.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $60,365,022
   Federated Campaigns $98,923
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $102,617,269
   Government Grants $85,312,525
Total Contributions $248,393,739
   Program Service Revenue $1,121,191
Total Primary Revenue $249,514,930
   Other Revenue $32,567,811
TOTAL REVENUE $282,082,741
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $133,914,384
   Administrative Expenses $12,136,637
   Fundraising Expenses $24,872,619
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $170,923,640
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $111,159,101
   
Net Assets $386,579,789

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 $70,993,773 51.4%
Tax Aide $13,705,674 9.9%
Experience Corps $10,143,222 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 88.30 three stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 91.22 four stars
2016-12 10/01/2018 88.34 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 87.35 three stars
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$442,452 0.25% Lisa Marsh Ryerson President $8,079

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AARP Foundation (DC) 88.30 three stars
Senior Services (NC) 93.48 four stars
Iona Senior Services (DC) 94.96 four stars
Pro Seniors Inc. (OH) 85.21 three stars
Senior Neighbors (MI) 92.92 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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