International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs

World Affairs Council of Northern California

Dedicated to engaging the public in international issues and opportunities

two stars

78.62

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
Philip Yun
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 78.62 two stars
  Financial 71.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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

71.84

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
65.2%
  Administrative Expenses 25.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth -19.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
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 $1,755,769
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $120,601
   Fundraising Events $260,730
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,137,100
   Program Service Revenue $325,948
Total Primary Revenue $2,463,048
   Other Revenue $1,003,731
TOTAL REVENUE $3,466,779
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,902,639
   Administrative Expenses $1,058,735
   Fundraising Expenses $375,229
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,336,603
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $130,176
   
Net Assets $8,212,380

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$373,917 11.20% Jane Wales President, 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

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

CEO

Philip Yun
President, CEO