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United Nations Foundation

Connecting people, ideas and resources with the United Nations

four stars

92.01

1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 887-9040   Web Site
EIN: 58-2368165

Board Leadership
R.E. Turner
Chairman

CEO
Kathy Calvin
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.01 four stars
  Financial 89.44 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

89.44

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
87.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.25
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Nations Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Nations Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Nations Foundation (DC) 92.01 four stars
NetHope (VA) 89.48 three stars
Better World Fund (DC) 85.01 three stars
International Peace Institute (NY) 92.20 four stars
United States Fund for UNICEF DBA UNICEF USA (NY) 85.64 three stars

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The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We are an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. We help the UN take its best work and ideas to scale - through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fund raising. The UN Foundation, through our sister organization, the Better World Campaign, advocates in support of a strong, effective and fully funded United Nations. A strong UN is the world's most effective voice for international cooperation on behalf of peace, development, human rights and the environment.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $87,033,641
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $207,880
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $9,400,990
Total Contributions $96,642,511
   Program Service Revenue $287,335
Total Primary Revenue $96,929,846
   Other Revenue $4,268,607
TOTAL REVENUE $101,198,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $122,584,823
   Administrative Expenses $9,425,062
   Fundraising Expenses $7,453,173
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $139,463,058
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-38,264,605
   
Net Assets $319,220,505

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
Children's Health $71,565,365 58.4%
Public-Private Partnerships $17,846,180 14.5%
Women and Population $17,486,133 14.3%

Ratings History
United Nations Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 03/01/2017 92.01 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.18 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 90.86 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 96.98 four stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 98.99 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 99.04 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 91.16 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 84.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 78.68 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 76.79 two stars
2007-12 12/17/2008 89.07 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 92.21 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 92.16 four stars
2004-12 11/01/2006 78.58 two 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 58-2368165
Name in IRS Master File UNITED NATIONS FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code Q11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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]
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$357,838 0.25% Kathryn Calvin Walters President, CEO $58,253
Other Salaries of Note
$354,242 0.25% Radha Muthiah Executive Director --

The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner's historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We are an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. We help the UN take its best work and ideas to scale - through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fund raising. The UN Foundation, through our sister organization, the Better World Campaign, advocates in support of a strong, effective and fully funded United Nations. A strong UN is the world's most effective voice for international cooperation on behalf of peace, development, human rights and the environment.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Nations Foundation (DC) 92.01 four stars
International Peace Institute (NY) 92.20 four stars
United States Fund for UNICEF DBA UNICEF USA (NY) 85.64 three stars
NetHope (VA) 89.48 three stars
Better World Fund (DC) 85.01 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 887-9040
fax: (202) 887-9021
EIN: 58-2368165

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 96619
Washington, DC 20090

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Board Leadership

R.E. Turner
Chairman

CEO

Kathy Calvin
CEO

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