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World Affairs Council of Northern California

Dedicated to engaging the public in international issues and opportunities

three stars

83.42

312 Sutter Street Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 293-4600   Web Site
EIN: 94-1156356

Board Leadership
William J. Perry & George P. Shultz
Co-Chairs

CEO
Jane Wales
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.42 three stars
  Financial 79.30 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The World Affairs Council was founded in 1947 out of the interest generated by the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. With over 11,000 members, we are the largest international affairs organization on the West Coast. In addition to our headquarters in San Francisco's Union Square, we serve members through chapters in East Bay, Marin, Sacramento and on the Peninsula. World Affairs Council of Northern California is the largest affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America. Our mission is to engage the public in the exploration of issues and opportunities that transcend borders. We do this by hosting events and conferences with the leaders who impact global affairs, and reaching out to students, teachers, and young professionals.

The World Affairs Council was founded in 1947 out of the interest generated by the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. With over 11,000 members, we are the largest international affairs organization on the West Coast. In addition to our headquarters in San Francisco's Union Square, we serve members through chapters in East Bay, Marin, Sacramento and on the Peninsula. World Affairs Council of Northern California is the largest affiliate of the World Affairs Councils of America. Our mission is to engage the public in the exploration of issues and opportunities that transcend borders. We do this by hosting events and conferences with the leaders who impact global affairs, and reaching out to students, teachers, and young professionals.

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Financial

two stars

79.30

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 04/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
73.8%
  Administrative Expenses 18.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth -23.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Affairs Council of Northern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Affairs Council of Northern California on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Affairs Council of Northern California (CA) 83.42 three stars
Foreign Policy Research Institute (PA) 94.52 four stars
CERGE-EI Foundation (NJ) 96.66 four stars
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC) 91.64 four stars
Council on Foreign Relations (NY) 89.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,896,888
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $50,195
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $79,676
Total Contributions $2,026,759
   Program Service Revenue $394,315
Total Primary Revenue $2,421,074
   Other Revenue $906,647
TOTAL REVENUE $3,327,721
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,160,839
   Administrative Expenses $1,136,902
   Fundraising Expenses $357,856
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,655,597
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-327,876
   
Net Assets $8,850,441

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
The Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) $1,626,768 75.3%
World Affairs Conferences $534,071 24.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 04/01/2019 83.42 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 81.26 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 84.48 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 87.37 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.62 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 90.60 four stars
2011-12 12/01/2012 81.46 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 89.53 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 92.16 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.85 four stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 86.22 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 89.62 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 74.60 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 78.78 two stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 80.81 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 87.29 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 92.35 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 68.35 one star

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

EIN 94-1156356
Name in IRS Master File WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
(922) Endowment fund or financial services
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 March, 1963
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
$374,946 10.25% Jane M. Wales President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Affairs Council of Northern California (CA) 83.42 three stars
Washington Office on Latin America (DC) 91.92 four stars
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (DC) 91.64 four stars
Bread for the World Institute (DC) 89.48 three stars
Foreign Policy Research Institute (PA) 94.52 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Affairs Council of Northern California
312 Sutter Street
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
tel: (415) 293-4600
fax: (415) 982-5028
EIN: 94-1156356

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Board Leadership

William J. Perry & George P. Shultz
Co-Chairs

CEO

Jane Wales
President, CEO

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