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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

The Asia Foundation

Working to build a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia Pacific community

three stars

84.09

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

Board Leadership
David M. Lampton
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 12/21/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research. With 17 offices throughout Asia, an office in Washington, DC, and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level. In 2010, the Foundation provided more than $98 million in program support and distributed nearly one million books and journals valued at over $42 million.

The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization committed to the development of a peaceful, prosperous, just, and open Asia-Pacific region. The Foundation supports Asian initiatives to improve governance, law, and civil society; women's empowerment; economic reform and development; sustainable development and the environment; and international relations. Drawing on nearly 60 years of experience in Asia, the Foundation collaborates with private and public partners to support leadership and institutional development, exchanges, and policy research. With 17 offices throughout Asia, an office in Washington, DC, and its headquarters in San Francisco, the Foundation addresses these issues on both a country and regional level. In 2010, the Foundation provided more than $98 million in program support and distributed nearly one million books and journals valued at over $42 million.

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Financial

two stars

77.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/21/2018 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)
88.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth -8.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.9%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Asia Foundation (CA) 84.09 three stars
National Committee on United States-China Relations (NY) 85.18 three stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 92.44 four stars
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 85.71 three stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,625,158
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $30,578
   Related Organizations $61,270
   Government Grants $90,909,815
Total Contributions $106,626,821
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $106,626,821
   Other Revenue $317,322
TOTAL REVENUE $106,944,143
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $92,478,414
   Administrative Expenses $11,574,782
   Fundraising Expenses $393,192
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $104,446,388
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,497,755
   
Net Assets $32,391,652

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 $60,196,016 65.1%
Women's Empowerment Program $17,075,730 18.5%
Books for Asia Program $8,654,945 9.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
2000-09 04/15/2002 87.68 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 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)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$414,366 0.39% David Arnold CEO and President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Asia Foundation (CA) 84.09 three stars
Asia Society (NY) 85.53 three stars
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IL) 85.68 three stars
Armenian Assembly of America (DC) 88.18 three stars
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 85.71 three 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

David M. Lampton
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David D. Arnold
President

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