Health : Medical Research (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

American Federation for Aging Research

Advancing the science of healthy aging.

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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.

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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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$410,939 6.87% 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.

Highly Rated

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
The Scripps Research Institute (CA) 90.57 four stars
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OK) 93.94 four stars
Hereditary Disease Foundation (NY) 94.62 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