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Armenian Assembly of America

Promoting public awareness of Armenian issues

three stars

88.18

734 Fifteenth Street, NW. Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 393-3434   Web Site
EIN: 52-1614093

Board Leadership
Anthony Barsamian & Van Krikorian
Co-Chairs

CEO
Bryan Ardouny
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.18 three stars
  Financial 85.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest non-partisan Armenian-American advocacy organization in the United States. Since 1972, the Assembly has promoted public awareness of Armenian issues, encouraged greater Armenian-American participation in the American democratic process, and assisted in humanitarian and development programs in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, while strengthening the U.S. - Armenia and U.S. - Nagorno Karabakh relationships.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest non-partisan Armenian-American advocacy organization in the United States. Since 1972, the Assembly has promoted public awareness of Armenian issues, encouraged greater Armenian-American participation in the American democratic process, and assisted in humanitarian and development programs in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, while strengthening the U.S. - Armenia and U.S. - Nagorno Karabakh relationships.

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Financial

three stars

85.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
77.4%
  Administrative Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth 3.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Armenian Assembly of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Armenian Assembly of America on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Armenian Assembly of America (DC) 88.18 three stars
National Committee on United States-China Relations (NY) 85.18 three stars
Middle East Institute (DC) 97.12 four stars
StandWithUs (CA) 95.47 four stars
The Atlantic Council of the United States (DC) 94.74 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,713,121
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $197,280
   Fundraising Events $87,955
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,998,356
   Program Service Revenue $20,847
Total Primary Revenue $2,019,203
   Other Revenue $-558,013
TOTAL REVENUE $1,461,190
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,618,121
   Administrative Expenses $614,359
   Fundraising Expenses $251,712
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,484,192
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,023,002
   
Net Assets $15,018,142

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
Armenia Tree Project $1,717,423 65.6%
Yerevan Operations $309,298 11.8%
Government Affairs $241,660 9.2%

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.18 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2019 90.04 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 78.57 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 77.89 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2010-12 11/21/2013 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Armenian Assembly of America has historically reported fundraising expenses on their Form 990.  But its FY 2011 and 2012 Forms 990 list no fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities only rarely are able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Armenian Assembly of America for clarification, but we did not receive an adequate explanation. We are therefore unable to evaluate Armenian Assembly of America and thus have issued this Donor Advisory.

2010-12 04/01/2012 65.58 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.74 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 07/01/2011 77.62 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.85 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 86.02 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 85.28 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 70.50 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 86.57 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2005 99.03 four stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 82.05 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 72.98 two stars

Historical CN Advisories

09/01/2016-04/01/2017: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Armenian Assembly of America on April 1, 2017 because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since November 19, 2013) and because the issues that prompted the CN Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • The organization has now filed their FY 2013, 2014, and 2015 Forms 990, which report fundraising expenses.

Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on the Armenian Assembly of America because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • Armenian Assembly of America has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Armenian Assembly of America’s Fiscal Year Ending 2012 and Fiscal Year Ending 2011 Forms 990 do not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Armenian Assembly of America for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

09/01/2016-11/23/2016: Moderate Concern Advisory

  • Armenian Assembly of America has historically reported fundraising expenses on their federal tax return called the Form 990. However, Armenian Assembly of America’s most recent Form 990 does not list fundraising expenses. Based on our experience, charities are only rarely able to raise substantial sums of money without incurring any associated fundraising costs. We have reached out to Armenian Assembly of America for further clarification, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 52-1614093
Name in IRS Master File ARMENIAN ASSEMBLY OF AMERICA INC
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 (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
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 March, 1989
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$174,000 4.99% Bryan Ardouny Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Armenian Assembly of America (DC) 88.18 three stars
The Ireland Funds America (MA) 91.16 four stars
StandWithUs (CA) 95.47 four stars
The Atlantic Council of the United States (DC) 94.74 four stars
Los Angeles World Affairs Council (CA) 85.72 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Armenian Assembly of America
734 Fifteenth Street, NW.
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 393-3434
fax: (202) 638-4904
EIN: 52-1614093

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Board Leadership

Anthony Barsamian & Van Krikorian
Co-Chairs

CEO

Bryan Ardouny
Executive Director

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