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American-Scandinavian Foundation

Promoting international understanding through educational and cultural exchange

four stars

91.67

58 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 779-3587   Web Site
EIN: 13-1623897

Board Leadership
Steven B. Peri
Chairman

CEO
Edward P. Gallagher
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.67 four stars
  Financial 88.23 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Incorporated in 1911, the ASF carries on an extensive program of fellowships, grants, trainee placement, publishing, membership offerings, and cultural activities. Over the years, more than 30,000 young Americans and Scandinavians have participated in ASF's exchange programs of study, research or practical training. Many of its alumni have gone on to leading positions in business, government and the arts. Through these programs, the ASF cultivates enduring academic, professional, and personal ties between the U.S. and the Nordic countries.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) promotes international understanding through educational and cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Incorporated in 1911, the ASF carries on an extensive program of fellowships, grants, trainee placement, publishing, membership offerings, and cultural activities. Over the years, more than 30,000 young Americans and Scandinavians have participated in ASF's exchange programs of study, research or practical training. Many of its alumni have gone on to leading positions in business, government and the arts. Through these programs, the ASF cultivates enduring academic, professional, and personal ties between the U.S. and the Nordic countries.

Financial

three stars

88.23

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
74.2%
  Administrative Expenses 20.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.74
  Program Expenses Growth 4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American-Scandinavian Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American-Scandinavian Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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American-Scandinavian Foundation (NY) 91.67 four stars
Institute of International Education (NY) 89.86 three stars
NAFSA: Association of International Educators (DC) 85.07 three stars
WorldTeach (MA) 88.77 three stars
Netherland-America Foundation (NY) 93.25 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,352,885
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $261,678
   Fundraising Events $53,200
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,667,763
   Program Service Revenue $255,440
Total Primary Revenue $1,923,203
   Other Revenue $1,721,191
TOTAL REVENUE $3,644,394
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,748,986
   Administrative Expenses $835,670
   Fundraising Expenses $234,818
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,819,474
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,175,080
   
Net Assets $48,767,326

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
Training and Fellowship $1,204,465 32.1%
Public Programs $2,333,921 62.3%
Publications $118,058 3.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.67 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 87.30 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2017 84.65 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.87 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.66 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 91.21 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.84 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 90.44 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 90.16 four stars
2010-06 05/01/2012 76.21 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 71.72 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 65.94 one star
2008-06 12/15/2009 73.71 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 80.36 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 77.81 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 76.22 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 73.33 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 78.43 two stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 79.60 two stars
2001-06 02/05/2003 76.42 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 13-1623897
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q20
NTEE Classification Promotion of International Understanding
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(205) Professional association
(40) Scholarships (other)
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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1920
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$231,916 4.81% Edward Gallagher President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American-Scandinavian Foundation (NY) 91.67 four stars
Netherland-America Foundation (NY) 93.25 four stars
Yale-China Association (CT) 91.27 four stars
WorldTeach (MA) 88.77 three stars
Global Minnesota (MN) 92.69 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American-Scandinavian Foundation
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
tel: (212) 779-3587
fax: (212) 686-1157
EIN: 13-1623897

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Board Leadership

Steven B. Peri
Chairman

CEO

Edward P. Gallagher
President, CEO

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