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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

AFS-USA

Connecting Lives, Sharing Cultures

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
  Financial 75.00
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
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.

Financial

75.00

Accountability & Transparency

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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AFS-USA (NY) 82.09
Inter-American Dialogue (DC) 92.52
American-Scandinavian Foundation (NY) 92.30
American Academy in Rome (NY) 86.78
Global Minnesota (MN) 87.27

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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
2017-12 12/21/2018 82.12
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.84
2015-12 03/01/2017 85.17
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.31
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 87.47
2013-12 05/01/2015 92.85
2012-12 05/01/2014 92.83
2011-12 08/01/2013 92.21
2010-12 02/01/2013 84.18
2010-12 04/01/2012 83.20
2009-12 09/20/2011 87.95
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 81.69
2008-12 02/01/2010 84.42
2007-12 07/01/2009 90.73
2006-12 05/01/2008 93.12
2005-12 12/15/2006 88.20
2004-12 02/01/2006 85.26
2003-12 10/01/2004 87.19
2002-12 10/01/2003 79.07

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • 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

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AFS-USA (NY) 82.09
FACE Foundation (NY) 85.38
Seeds of Peace (NY) 90.22
American Academy in Rome (NY) 86.78
Inter-American Dialogue (DC) 92.52

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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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