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French-American Foundation

Advancing the dialogue between French and American leaders

three stars

83.56

28 West 44th Street Suite 1420
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 829-8800   Web Site
EIN: 13-2847092

Board Leadership
Allan M. Chapin
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Emeline Foster
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.56 three stars
  Financial 77.10 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1976, the French-American Foundation is the principal non-government link between France and the United States at leadership levels and across the full range of the French-American relationship. The purpose of the French-American Foundation is to strengthen the French-American relationship as a vital component of the trans-Atlantic partnership. This mission is accomplished through a variety of initiatives that include multi-year policy programs, conferences on issues of French-American interest, and leadership and professional exchanges of decision-makers from France and the United States.

Founded in 1976, the French-American Foundation is the principal non-government link between France and the United States at leadership levels and across the full range of the French-American relationship. The purpose of the French-American Foundation is to strengthen the French-American relationship as a vital component of the trans-Atlantic partnership. This mission is accomplished through a variety of initiatives that include multi-year policy programs, conferences on issues of French-American interest, and leadership and professional exchanges of decision-makers from France and the United States.

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Financial

two stars

77.10

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 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)
66.1%
  Administrative Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.39
  Program Expenses Growth -4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by French-American Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by French-American Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
French-American Foundation (NY) 83.56 three stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars
Americas Society (NY) 87.88 three stars
National Council on US-Arab Relations (DC) 91.27 four stars
StandWithUs (CA) 95.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $896,615
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $373,305
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,269,920
   Program Service Revenue $3,929
Total Primary Revenue $1,273,849
   Other Revenue $185,264
TOTAL REVENUE $1,459,113
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $864,700
   Administrative Expenses $283,181
   Fundraising Expenses $129,399
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,277,280
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $181,833
   
Net Assets $4,024,788

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 83.56 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 79.44 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 77.86 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 72.39 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 81.34 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 72.84 two stars
2011-12 08/01/2013 80.33 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 78.81 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.95 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 67.55 one star
2008-12 06/01/2010 68.75 one star
2007-12 05/01/2009 83.75 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 73.82 two stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 88.91 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 91.90 four stars
2003-06 07/01/2005 74.63 two stars
2002-06 11/01/2003 67.78 one star
2001-06 02/05/2003 56.25 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-2847092
Name in IRS Master File FRENCH AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVEL OF RELATIONS BTWN FRNC & US
NTEE Code Q05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (93) Cultural exchanges with foreign country
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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 December, 1975
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$112,886 8.83% Dana Arifi Chief Operating Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$91,200 7.14% Emeline Foster Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
French-American Foundation (NY) 83.56 three stars
Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (MA) 93.21 four stars
Asia Society Texas Center (TX) 87.28 three stars
American Council on Germany (NY) 93.12 four stars
Zionist Organization of America (NY) 89.39 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

French-American Foundation
28 West 44th Street
Suite 1420
New York, NY 10036
tel: (212) 829-8800
fax: (212) 829-8810
EIN: 13-2847092

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Board Leadership

Allan M. Chapin
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Emeline Foster
Executive Director

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