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American Federation for Aging Research

Advancing the science of healthy aging.

four stars

94.76

55 West 39th Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (888) 582-2327   Web Site
EIN: 13-3045282

Board Leadership
William J. Lipton
Chair

CEO
Stephanie Lederman
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.76 four stars
  Financial 92.59 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

four stars

92.59

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
91.2%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.47
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Federation for Aging Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Federation for Aging Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 94.76 four stars
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 90.71 four stars
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 100.00 four stars
Center for Infectious Disease Research (WA) 86.84 three stars
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OK) 93.21 four stars

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Since 1981, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has supported the science of healthier aging. AFAR has played a major role in providing and advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing start-up grants to more than 2,800 investigators and students. AFAR uniquely focuses on scientists studying the fundamental mechanisms of aging. With AFAR's support, early-career scientists from the nation's leading academic institutions are making the study of aging - in all of its facets - their life's work. The scientists that AFAR has supported have contributed scientific findings of great importance that are already dramatically changing both our understanding and practice of medicine.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,550,033
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,550,033
   Program Service Revenue $24,644
Total Primary Revenue $2,574,677
   Other Revenue $471,301
TOTAL REVENUE $3,045,978
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,532,582
   Administrative Expenses $480,602
   Fundraising Expenses $351,227
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,364,411
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,318,433
   
Net Assets $18,569,732

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
Research Awards $9,102,902 95.5%
Creating Opportunities for Scientists and Clinicians $429,680 4.5%

Ratings History
American Federation for Aging Research has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 04/01/2017 94.76 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 94.04 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 91.48 four stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 91.75 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 94.21 four stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 86.57 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 85.28 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.81 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 92.74 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 87.86 three stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 99.46 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 89.31 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 89.26 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 88.01 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 89.24 three stars
2002-12 02/01/2004 79.09 two stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 85.54 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 13-3045282
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING
NTEE Code V36
NTEE Classification Gerontology (as a social science)
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(179) Other health services
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 May, 1986
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$386,565 3.72% Stephanie Lederman Executive Director

Since 1981, the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) has supported the science of healthier aging. AFAR has played a major role in providing and advancing knowledge of aging and mechanisms of age-related disease by providing start-up grants to more than 2,800 investigators and students. AFAR uniquely focuses on scientists studying the fundamental mechanisms of aging. With AFAR's support, early-career scientists from the nation's leading academic institutions are making the study of aging - in all of its facets - their life's work. The scientists that AFAR has supported have contributed scientific findings of great importance that are already dramatically changing both our understanding and practice of medicine.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 94.76 four stars
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 91.67 four stars
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 91.35 four stars
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 90.71 four stars
Center for Infectious Disease Research (WA) 86.84 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Federation for Aging Research
55 West 39th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (888) 582-2327
fax: (212) 997-0330
EIN: 13-3045282

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Board Leadership

William J. Lipton
Chair

CEO

Stephanie Lederman
Executive Director

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