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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

The Asia Foundation

A peaceful, just, and thriving Asia.

three stars

84.71

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 84.71 three stars
  Financial 78.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

78.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 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)
87.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth -2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 52.7%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Asia Foundation (CA) 84.71 three stars
American Council on Germany (NY) 94.62 four stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 89.15 three stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.06 four stars
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 88.92 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,564,116
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $903,090
   Related Organizations $19,865
   Government Grants $91,837,660
Total Contributions $104,324,731
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $104,324,731
   Other Revenue $432,420
TOTAL REVENUE $104,757,151
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $91,666,862
   Administrative Expenses $12,564,142
   Fundraising Expenses $902,872
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $105,133,876
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-376,725
   
Net Assets $32,626,089

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 $63,765,555 69.6%
Women's Empowerment Program $11,170,515 12.2%
International Relations Regional Cooperation Program $9,486,337 10.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 84.71 three stars
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

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, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$480,428 0.45% David Arnold President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Asia Foundation (CA) 84.71 three stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.06 four stars
Abraham Initiatives (NY) 94.06 four stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 89.07 three stars
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (DC) 88.48 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

Sunder Ramaswamy
Chairman of the Board

CEO

David D. Arnold
President

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