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American Federation for Aging Research

Advancing the science of healthy aging.

four stars

92.92

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 92.92 four stars
  Financial 90.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

Financial

four stars

90.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.59
  Program Expenses Growth -11.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 92.92 four stars
McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences (MT) 87.14 three stars
Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (MD) 96.20 four stars
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (NY) 92.92 four stars
The Jackson Laboratory (ME) 95.21 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,154,564
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $45,388
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $207,763
Total Contributions $6,407,715
   Program Service Revenue $33,326
Total Primary Revenue $6,441,041
   Other Revenue $967,878
TOTAL REVENUE $7,408,919
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,885,993
   Administrative Expenses $581,082
   Fundraising Expenses $513,042
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,980,117
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,428,802
   
Net Assets $22,717,688

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 $4,304,658 88.1%
Creating Opportunities for Scientists and Clinicians $581,335 11.9%

Ratings History
American Federation for Aging Research has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 92.92 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 92.92 four stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$410,939 6.87% Stephanie Lederman Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Federation for Aging Research (NY) 92.92 four stars
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (NY) 92.92 four stars
McLaughlin Research Institute for Biomedical Sciences (MT) 87.14 three stars
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 90.57 four stars
Salk Institute for Biological Studies (CA) 91.35 four 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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