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Ashoka

Innovators for the public

four stars

90.55

1700 North Moore Street Suite 2000
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (703) 527-8300   Web Site
EIN: 51-0255908

Board Leadership
Bill Drayton
Chair

CEO
Bill Drayton
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.55 four stars
  Financial 92.42 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1980, Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and act as changemakers. Ashoka envisions a world where everyone is a changemaker: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Ashoka works by supporting individual social entrepreneurs, bringing communities of social entrepreneurs together, and building infrastructure and financial systems to support the growth of the citizen sector and facilitate the spread of social innovation globally.

Founded in 1980, Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world's citizens to think and act as changemakers. Ashoka envisions a world where everyone is a changemaker: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Ashoka works by supporting individual social entrepreneurs, bringing communities of social entrepreneurs together, and building infrastructure and financial systems to support the growth of the citizen sector and facilitate the spread of social innovation globally.

Financial

four stars

92.42

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 21.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ashoka on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Ashoka on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Ashoka (VA) 90.55 four stars
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $57,527,705
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $57,527,705
   Program Service Revenue $802,269
Total Primary Revenue $58,329,974
   Other Revenue $938,816
TOTAL REVENUE $59,268,790
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,235,536
   Administrative Expenses $6,827,772
   Fundraising Expenses $4,277,658
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $40,340,966
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $18,927,824
   
Net Assets $67,279,968

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
Social Entrepreneurs $10,292,121 35.2%
Group Entrepreneurship Programs $8,476,233 29.0%
Community, Business, & Industry Programs $6,259,262 21.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-08 06/01/2021 90.55 four stars
2018-08 02/01/2020 88.13 three stars
2018-08 12/01/2019 79.54 two stars
2017-08 07/01/2019 86.61 three stars
2017-08 04/01/2019 86.51 three stars
2016-08 07/01/2018 86.50 three stars
2015-08 03/01/2017 88.86 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 96.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 12/01/2015 96.71 four stars
2013-08 12/22/2014 93.25 four stars
2012-08 11/01/2013 90.80 four stars
2011-08 10/01/2012 95.02 four stars
2010-08 02/01/2012 86.00 three stars
2009-08 09/20/2011 99.25 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-08 02/01/2011 98.95 four stars
2008-08 12/15/2009 98.85 four stars
2007-08 10/01/2008 93.90 four stars
2006-08 10/01/2007 98.90 four stars
2005-08 12/01/2006 98.74 four stars
2004-08 10/01/2005 96.81 four 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 51-0255908
Name in IRS Master File ASHOKA
NTEE Code Q30
NTEE Classification International Development, Relief Services
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
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 January, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$123,283 0.30% William Drayton Chairman
Other Salaries of Note
$181,897 0.45% Diana Wells President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Ashoka (VA) 90.55 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Ashoka
1700 North Moore Street
Suite 2000
Arlington, VA 22209
tel: (703) 527-8300
fax: (703) 527-8383
EIN: 51-0255908

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Board Leadership

Bill Drayton
Chair

CEO

Bill Drayton
Chief Executive Officer

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