International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

United Nations Foundation

Connecting people, ideas and resources with the United Nations

four stars

90.71

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

Board Leadership
Ted Turner
Chairman

CEO
Elizabeth Cousens
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.71 four stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
86.9%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.22
  Program Expenses Growth -8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $60,912,279
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $368,460
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,261,286
Total Contributions $66,542,025
   Program Service Revenue $2,158,214
Total Primary Revenue $68,700,239
   Other Revenue $7,102,842
TOTAL REVENUE $75,803,081
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $95,577,390
   Administrative Expenses $8,925,511
   Fundraising Expenses $5,741,936
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $110,244,837
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-34,441,756
   
Net Assets $255,038,088

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$390,161 0.35% Kathryn Calvin Walters President, CEO $63,514

Mission

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.

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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

Ted Turner
Chairman

CEO

Elizabeth Cousens
CEO