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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern


Making AIDS History.

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

Board Leadership
Kenneth Cole

Kevin Robert Frost
Chief Executive Officer



See Details About This CN Advisory

On November 2, 2017, it came to the attention of Charity Navigator that amfAR, is the subject of an investigation by The New York State Attorney General's Office according to an article titled, "Transactions Tied to Weinstein and AIDS Charity Are Under Investigation." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see The New York Times article.

  • On February 10, 2018, NBC News published an article titled, "Kenneth Cole pushed out as amfAR chair in wake of Weinstein flap." For more information, please see the NBC News article.

The nature of these allegations of illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2002-09 08/01/2003 75.77 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.64 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 13-3163817
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
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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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Charity Contact Info

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


Kevin Robert Frost
Chief Executive Officer

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