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American Himalayan Foundation

Bringing shelter, safety, education, health, and opportunity to the most vulnerable people in the Himalaya

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four stars

95.06

909 Montgomery Street Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94133
tel: (415) 288-7245   Web Site
EIN: 94-2951480

Board Leadership
Richard C. Blum
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Erica Stone
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.06 four stars
  Financial 94.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Himalayan Foundation is dedicated to helping people in the Himalaya who are in need and have no one else. In these remote regions, people often struggle without access to schools or clinics, thousands of young girls are in danger of being sold into modern-day slavery, and traditional ways of life are disappearing. We focus on essential things that can, and do, transform lives - opening doors to education and healthcare, preventing girls from being trafficked, helping families become financially independent, building stronger communities, and keeping ancient cultures alive. Our projects are led by local partners and respond to the priorities of their communities, in a way that respects both tradition and innovation.

The American Himalayan Foundation is dedicated to helping people in the Himalaya who are in need and have no one else. In these remote regions, people often struggle without access to schools or clinics, thousands of young girls are in danger of being sold into modern-day slavery, and traditional ways of life are disappearing. We focus on essential things that can, and do, transform lives - opening doors to education and healthcare, preventing girls from being trafficked, helping families become financially independent, building stronger communities, and keeping ancient cultures alive. Our projects are led by local partners and respond to the priorities of their communities, in a way that respects both tradition and innovation.

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Financial

four stars

94.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2018 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.32
  Program Expenses Growth 4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Himalayan Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Himalayan Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.06 four stars
Thousand Currents (CA) 94.22 four stars
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Landesa (WA) 94.59 four stars
Water.org (MO) 95.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,207,092
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $536,760
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,743,852
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,743,852
   Other Revenue $77,972
TOTAL REVENUE $4,821,824
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,450,686
   Administrative Expenses $227,098
   Fundraising Expenses $540,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,218,592
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-396,768
   
Net Assets $12,125,278

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
Educational Grants $1,405,501 31.6%
Grants for Disaster Relief and Recovery from the 2015 Nepal Earthquake $726,001 16.3%
Medical Care Grants $439,474 9.9%

Ratings History
American Himalayan Foundation has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 05/01/2018 95.06 four stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.62 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 87.08 three stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 89.72 three stars
2012-12 05/01/2014 88.77 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 92.07 four stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 85.57 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 83.06 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 73.77 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 83.47 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 90.65 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 95.99 four stars
2005-12 04/01/2007 95.80 four stars
2004-12 02/01/2006 85.46 three stars
2003-12 01/05/2005 87.91 three stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 88.09 three stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 95.67 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 94-2951480
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN HIMALAYAN FOUNDATION
NTEE Code Q12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type International, Foreign Affairs and National Security
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
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 April, 1981
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
$189,874 3.63% Erica Stone President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 95.06 four stars
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American India Foundation (NY) 91.04 four stars
HOPE International (PA) 91.64 four stars
World Neighbors (OK) 93.97 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Himalayan Foundation
909 Montgomery Street
Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94133
tel: (415) 288-7245
fax: (415) 434-3130
EIN: 94-2951480

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Board Leadership

Richard C. Blum
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Erica Stone
President

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