International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

World Affairs Council of Northern California

Dedicated to engaging the public in international issues and opportunities

two stars

74.44

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

Board Leadership
Jonathan Visbal
Chairman

CEO
Philip Yun
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 74.44 two stars
  Financial 65.58 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

one star

65.58

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
60.8%
  Administrative Expenses 28.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth -12.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $814,375
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $56,483
   Fundraising Events $228,844
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,099,702
   Program Service Revenue $292,247
Total Primary Revenue $1,391,949
   Other Revenue $910,750
TOTAL REVENUE $2,302,699
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,158,002
   Administrative Expenses $720,446
   Fundraising Expenses $361,405
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,239,853
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-937,154
   
Net Assets $8,040,018

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$64,185 1.98% Philip Yun CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$308,324 9.51% Jane Wales Former CEO

Mission

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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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

Jonathan Visbal
Chairman

CEO

Philip Yun
President, CEO