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American Himalayan Foundation

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

four stars

93.62

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 93.62 four stars
  Financial 91.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

four stars

91.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.86
  Program Expenses Growth 17.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.7%
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) 93.62 four stars
Mercy-USA for Aid and Development (MI) 92.92 four stars
Kiva (CA) 85.55 three stars
Kids Around the World (IL) 94.85 four stars
Worldserve International (PA) 86.18 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,026,831
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $534,920
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,561,751
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,561,751
   Other Revenue $250,951
TOTAL REVENUE $4,812,702
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,232,116
   Administrative Expenses $433,065
   Fundraising Expenses $685,431
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,350,612
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,537,910
   
Net Assets $15,768,293

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
Grants $5,232,116 100.0%

Ratings History
American Himalayan Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 07/01/2021 93.62 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 92.67 four stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 95.17 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 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

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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$201,524 3.17% Erica Stone President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Himalayan Foundation (CA) 93.62 four stars
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Water Mission (SC) 98.23 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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