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amfAR

Making AIDS History.

three stars

84.40

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

Board Leadership
T. Ryan Greenawalt & Kevin McClatchy
Co-Chairs

CEO
Kevin Robert Frost
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.40 three stars
  Financial 77.94 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $600 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,500 grants to research teams worldwide.

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. Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $600 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,500 grants to research teams worldwide.

Financial

two stars

77.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
77.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.25
  Program Expenses Growth -7.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by amfAR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by amfAR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
amfAR (NY) 84.40 three stars
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (DC) 89.39 three stars
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (NY) 93.98 four stars
Cascade AIDS Project (OR) 91.16 four stars
Elton John AIDS Foundation (NY) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,271,154
   Federated Campaigns $90,281
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $27,896,470
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,017,798
Total Contributions $40,275,703
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $40,275,703
   Other Revenue $-8,934,313
TOTAL REVENUE $31,341,390
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $26,269,444
   Administrative Expenses $2,722,957
   Fundraising Expenses $5,979,803
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,972,204
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,630,814
   
Net Assets $49,484,561

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 $15,340,994 58.1%
Treat Asia $4,670,239 17.7%
Public Information $4,097,084 15.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 03/01/2021 84.40 three stars
2018-09 02/01/2020 87.93 three stars
2017-09 02/01/2019 93.50 four stars
2016-09 05/07/2018 91.05 four stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 91.05 four stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 90.72 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.92 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 94.81 four stars
2013-09 12/22/2014 92.83 four stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 92.91 four stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 92.86 four stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 90.59 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 92.94 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 89.67 three stars
2008-09 12/15/2009 92.74 four stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 88.56 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 71.16 two stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 73.52 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 67.56 one star
2003-09 08/01/2004 66.18 one star

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$480,408 1.37% Kevin Frost Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
amfAR (NY) 84.40 three stars
Elton John AIDS Foundation (NY) 93.91 four stars
AIDS Foundation Houston (TX) 91.33 four stars
AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (NY) 93.98 four stars
Black AIDS Institute (CA) 87.01 three stars

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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

T. Ryan Greenawalt & Kevin McClatchy
Co-Chairs

CEO

Kevin Robert Frost
Chief Executive Officer

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