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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

AFS-USA

Connecting Lives, Sharing Cultures

three stars

82.09

120 Wall Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10005
tel: (646) 751-2029   Web Site
EIN: 39-1711417

Board Leadership
H. Jed Hepworth
Chair

CEO
Tara Boyce-Hofmann
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.09 three stars
  Financial 75.00 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership. AFS (formerly American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board. Every year, close to 13,000 students, young adults and teachers choose to study abroad with AFS.

AFS-USA works toward a more just and peaceful world by providing international and intercultural learning experiences to individuals, families, schools, and communities through a global volunteer partnership. AFS (formerly American Field Service) is a leader in intercultural learning and offers international exchange programs in more than 40 countries around the world through independent AFS Organizations, each with a network of volunteers, a professionally staffed office, and headed up by a volunteer board. Every year, close to 13,000 students, young adults and teachers choose to study abroad with AFS.

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Financial

two stars

75.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
90.1%
  Administrative Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth -3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 29.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AFS-USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AFS-USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AFS-USA (NY) 82.09 three stars
Seeds of Peace (NY) 85.90 three stars
East-West Center Foundation (HI) 86.36 three stars
Inter-American Dialogue (DC) 88.85 three stars
World Affairs Council of Seattle (WA) 89.06 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,807,168
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,121,459
Total Contributions $13,928,627
   Program Service Revenue $19,816,912
Total Primary Revenue $33,745,539
   Other Revenue $377,746
TOTAL REVENUE $34,123,285
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $31,258,610
   Administrative Expenses $1,875,927
   Fundraising Expenses $1,440,504
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,575,041
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-451,756
   
Net Assets $13,292,331

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
Worldwide Exchange Programs $27,397,521 87.6%
Volunteer Activities $3,861,089 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 82.09 three stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.12 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.84 three stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.17 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.31 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 87.47 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.85 four stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.83 four stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 92.21 four stars
2010-12 02/01/2013 84.18 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.20 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.95 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 81.69 three stars
2008-12 02/01/2010 84.42 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.73 four stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.12 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 88.20 three stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 85.26 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 87.19 three stars
2002-12 10/01/2003 79.07 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 39-1711417
Name in IRS Master File AFS-USA INC
NTEE Code Q22
NTEE Classification International Student Exchange and Aid
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (44) Student exchange with foreign country
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 December, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
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
$189,360 0.54% Tara Hofmann President
Other Salaries of Note
$270,372 0.78% Jorge Castro Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AFS-USA (NY) 82.09 three stars
Inter-American Dialogue (DC) 88.85 three stars
Netherland-America Foundation (NY) 97.17 four stars
Seeds of Peace (NY) 85.90 three stars
American-Scandinavian Foundation (NY) 94.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

AFS-USA
120 Wall Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (646) 751-2029
fax: (212) 299-9090
EIN: 39-1711417

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Board Leadership

H. Jed Hepworth
Chair

CEO

Tara Boyce-Hofmann
President

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