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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

The Ireland Funds America

Progress Through Philanthropy

three stars

87.62

10 Post Office Square Suite 1205
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 574-0720   Web Site
EIN: 25-1306992

Board Leadership
John Fitzpatrick
Chairman

CEO
Kieran McLoughlin
President, CEO

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On October 5, 2018, The Irish Times reported that The Ireland Funds America was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "American Ireland Funds sues ex-employee for embezzlement." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Irish Times article.

  • On October 15, 2018, The Irish Times published an article titled, "Former American Ireland Fund employee denies $330,000 theft allegations." For more information, please see The Irish Times article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. 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.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Ireland Funds' mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support
peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world.

The Ireland Funds' mission is to harness the power of a global philanthropic network of friends of Ireland to promote and support
peace, culture, education and community development across the island of Ireland and among Irish communities around the world.

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Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
87.3%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.35
  Program Expenses Growth -10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ireland Funds America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Ireland Funds America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Ireland Funds America (MA) 87.62 three stars
The Atlantic Council of the United States (DC) 93.91 four stars
The Korea Society (NY) 85.31 three stars
American Council on Germany (NY) 92.13 four stars
Middle East Institute (DC) 97.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,383,218
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $70,358
   Fundraising Events $9,902,340
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $23,355,916
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $23,355,916
   Other Revenue $-1,703,587
TOTAL REVENUE $21,652,329
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,759,818
   Administrative Expenses $1,852,317
   Fundraising Expenses $1,647,697
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $19,259,832
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,392,497
   
Net Assets $14,111,727

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
Grants $13,403,283 85.0%
Grantee Evaluation & Support $1,238,067 7.9%
Support for Irish Based Organizations $736,554 4.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
-- 10/19/2018 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On October 5, 2018, The Irish Times reported that The Ireland Funds America was, or may continue to be, a subject of a material diversion of assets in an article titled, "American Ireland Funds sues ex-employee for embezzlement." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The Irish Times article.

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2016-12 06/01/2018 87.62 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 94.69 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.05 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 05/01/2015 95.50 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 94.69 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 93.51 four stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 95.38 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.15 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 76.63 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 66.95 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 61.72 one star
2007-12 07/01/2009 77.36 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 80.52 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 93.83 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 83.99 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 78.66 two stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 70.06 two stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 72.36 two stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 96.43 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 25-1306992
Name in IRS Master File THE AMERICAN IRELAND FUND
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(119) Other cultural or historical activities
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 October, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$633,373 3.28% Kieran Mcloughlin President, CEO Worldwide

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Ireland Funds America (MA) 87.62 three stars
Group of Thirty (DC) 85.35 three stars
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (DC) 94.01 four stars
The Abraham Fund Initiatives (MA) 85.76 three stars
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 88.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Ireland Funds America
10 Post Office Square
Suite 1205
Boston, MA 02109
tel: (617) 574-0720
fax: (617) 574-0730
EIN: 25-1306992

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Board Leadership

John Fitzpatrick
Chairman

CEO

Kieran McLoughlin
President, CEO

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