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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

The Asia Foundation

A peaceful, just, and thriving Asia.

three stars

84.09

465 California Street 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 982-4640   Web Site
EIN: 94-1191246

Board Leadership
Sunder Ramaswamy
Chairman of the Board

CEO
David D. Arnold
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.09 three stars
  Financial 77.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Asia Foundation improves lives, expands opportunities, and helps societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance pathbreaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

The Asia Foundation improves lives, expands opportunities, and helps societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia. We work with innovative leaders and communities to build effective institutions and advance pathbreaking reforms. Together with our partners, we are committed to Asia's continued development as a peaceful, just, and thriving region of the world.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of programs documented
412
Number of Country Offices
18
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
88.7%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Asia Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Asia Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Asia Foundation (CA) 84.09 three stars
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 89.39 three stars
Middle East Institute (DC) 97.05 four stars
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (CA) 93.55 four stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 91.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,333,497
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $922,809
   Related Organizations $4,670
   Government Grants $90,111,303
Total Contributions $105,372,279
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $105,372,279
   Other Revenue $343,699
TOTAL REVENUE $105,715,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $92,955,574
   Administrative Expenses $11,785,837
   Fundraising Expenses $832,514
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $105,573,925
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $142,053
   
Net Assets $32,935,008

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
Governance and Law $62,893,582 67.7%
Women's Empowerment Program $13,000,667 14.0%
Books for Asia Program $10,346,371 11.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 02/01/2020 84.09 three stars
2017-09 12/21/2018 84.09 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 82.32 three stars
2015-09 03/01/2017 82.32 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.32 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 79.84 two stars
2013-09 06/01/2015 80.00 three stars
2012-09 02/01/2014 90.98 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 89.01 three stars
2010-09 12/01/2011 95.04 four stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 93.04 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 94.27 four stars
2008-09 12/15/2009 91.82 four stars
2007-09 06/01/2009 91.65 four stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 91.21 four stars
2005-09 12/01/2006 91.70 four stars
2004-09 01/01/2006 91.82 four stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 96.84 four stars
2002-09 11/01/2003 95.78 four stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 76.69 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 94-1191246
Name in IRS Master File ASIA FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 March, 1952
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
$467,800 0.44% David Arnold CEO and President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Asia Foundation (CA) 84.09 three stars
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 89.39 three stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 91.50 four stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.27 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Asia Foundation
465 California Street
9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
tel: (415) 982-4640
fax: (415) 392-8863
EIN: 94-1191246

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 193223
San Francisco, CA 94119

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Board Leadership

Sunder Ramaswamy
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David D. Arnold
President

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