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amfAR

Making AIDS History.

90.92

120 Wall Street 13th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (212) 806-1600   Web Site
EIN: 13-3163817

Board Leadership
Kenneth Cole
Chairman

CEO
Kevin Robert Frost
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.92
  Financial 87.17
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

87.17

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, 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)
75.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 17.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by amfAR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by amfAR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
amfAR (NY) 90.92
Boulder County AIDS Project (CO) 90.70
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (AZ) 95.94
Gay Men's Health Crisis (NY) 86.21
Cascade AIDS Project (OR) 90.24

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amfAR (NY) 90.92
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Magic Johnson Foundation (CA) 84.15
San Francisco AIDS Foundation (CA) 87.36

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Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.

With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $388 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,850,578
   Federated Campaigns $376,242
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $39,937,861
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $7,391,835
Total Contributions $57,556,516
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $57,556,516
   Other Revenue $-9,656,401
TOTAL REVENUE $47,900,115
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $26,386,095
   Administrative Expenses $2,472,480
   Fundraising Expenses $5,534,549
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,393,124
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $13,506,991
   
Net Assets $44,310,347

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
Research $11,765,284 44.0%
Treat Asia $6,754,069 25.2%
Education and Information $3,625,752 13.5%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.92
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 94.81
2013-09 12/22/2014 92.83
2012-09 11/01/2013 92.91
2011-09 09/01/2012 92.86
2010-09 11/01/2011 90.59
2009-09 09/20/2011 92.94
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 89.67
2008-09 12/15/2009 92.74
2007-09 09/01/2008 88.56
2006-09 07/01/2007 71.16
2005-09 09/01/2006 73.52
2004-09 07/01/2005 67.56
2003-09 08/01/2004 66.18
2002-09 08/01/2003 75.77
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.64

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

EIN 13-3163817
Name in IRS Master File THE FOUNDATION FOR AIDS RESEARCH
NTEE Code H81
NTEE Classification AIDS Research
NTEE Type Medical Research
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
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 August, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011
  • September, 2010

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
$411,466 1.19% Kevin Frost Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1985, amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.

With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $388 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
amfAR (NY) 90.92
Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (AZ) 95.94
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (DC) 85.94
Boulder County AIDS Project (CO) 90.70
Treatment Action Group (NY) 92.22

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
amfAR (NY) 90.92
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (CA) -- Moderate Concern Advisory
AIDS Foundation Houston (TX) 84.73
Magic Johnson Foundation (CA) 84.15
San Francisco AIDS Foundation (CA) 87.36

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Charity Contact Info

amfAR
120 Wall Street
13th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (212) 806-1600
fax: (212) 806-1601
EIN: 13-3163817

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Board Leadership

Kenneth Cole
Chairman

CEO

Kevin Robert Frost
Chief Executive Officer

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