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Amigos de las Américas

AMIGOS works to create a world in which young people realize their full potential as leaders and global citizens.

three stars

83.36

1800 West Loop South, Ste. # 1325 Houston, TX 77027
tel: (800) 231-7796   Web Site
EIN: 74-1547146

Board Leadership
Patricia Selcke Grad
Chair

CEO
Sara Lamson Nathan
President & CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.36 three stars
  Financial 76.47 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.

Our vision is a world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.

Founded in 1965 in Houston, AMIGOS is an international organization that provides unparalleled leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas. Supported by a strong network of Pan-American chapters, high school and college students from diverse backgrounds immerse themselves in the lives of their host communities and truly experience collaborative development work. During its 54-year history, more than 28,000 AMIGOS participants have gained a life-long commitment to community service, while strengthening multicultural understanding and friendships in the Americas.

Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) inspires and builds young leaders through collaborative community development and immersion in cross-cultural experiences.

Our vision is a world where each young person becomes a life-long catalyst for social change.

Founded in 1965 in Houston, AMIGOS is an international organization that provides unparalleled leadership and community service opportunities for young people while concurrently contributing to the well-being of hundreds of communities throughout the Americas. Supported by a strong network of Pan-American chapters, high school and college students from diverse backgrounds immerse themselves in the lives of their host communities and truly experience collaborative development work. During its 54-year history, more than 28,000 AMIGOS participants have gained a life-long commitment to community service, while strengthening multicultural understanding and friendships in the Americas.

Financial

two stars

76.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.38
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth -5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amigos de las Américas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Amigos de las Américas on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amigos de las Américas (TX) 83.36 three stars
Institute of International Education (NY) 89.86 three stars
Ashoka (VA) 86.50 three stars
Yale-China Association (CT) 91.27 four stars
Eisenhower Fellowships (PA) 94.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $361,341
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $128,395
   Related Organizations $52,992
   Government Grants $529,177
Total Contributions $1,071,905
   Program Service Revenue $3,338,849
Total Primary Revenue $4,410,754
   Other Revenue $-2,041
TOTAL REVENUE $4,408,713
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,452,963
   Administrative Expenses $388,861
   Fundraising Expenses $331,411
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,173,235
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $235,478
   
Net Assets $2,415,569

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
High School Program $3,273,649 94.8%
GAP Year Programs $179,314 5.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 83.36 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 85.31 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.85 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 87.36 three stars
2012-12 12/22/2014 93.61 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 93.01 four stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 97.58 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 88.60 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 09/01/2010 88.10 three stars
2008-09 11/01/2009 88.39 three stars
2007-09 10/01/2008 89.59 three stars
2006-09 07/01/2007 86.78 three stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 76.31 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 81.19 three stars
2003-09 08/01/2004 82.04 three stars
2002-09 08/01/2003 80.53 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 71.24 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 74-1547146
Name in IRS Master File AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS
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 (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(910) Domestic organization with activities outside U.S.
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS
Ruling Date February, 1980
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$141,550 3.39% Sara Nathan President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$148,542 3.55% Luis Mena CFO, VP Admin

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Amigos de las Américas (TX) 83.36 three stars
Ashoka (VA) 86.50 three stars
Institute of International Education (NY) 89.86 three stars
Global Minnesota (MN) 92.69 four stars
WorldTeach (MA) 88.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Amigos de las Américas
1800 West Loop South, Ste. # 1325
Houston, TX 77027
tel: (800) 231-7796
fax: (713) 782-9267
EIN: 74-1547146

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Board Leadership

Patricia Selcke Grad
Chair

CEO

Sara Lamson Nathan
President & CEO

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