Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

American Federation for Aging Research

Advancing the science of healthy aging.

four stars

97.60

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 97.60 four stars
  Financial 96.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

96.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.9%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.62
  Program Expenses Growth 9.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,236,753
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $154,308
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $705,632
Total Contributions $3,096,693
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,096,693
   Other Revenue $998,433
TOTAL REVENUE $4,095,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,007,215
   Administrative Expenses $615,496
   Fundraising Expenses $516,083
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,138,794
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,043,668
   
Net Assets $19,247,544

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$394,419 6.42% Stephanie Lederman Executive Director

Mission

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.

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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