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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

National FFA Foundation

Making a positive difference in the lives of students through agricultural education

three stars

85.89

P.O. Box 68960 Indianapolis, IN 46268
tel: (317) 802-6060   Web Site
EIN: 54-6044662

Board Leadership
Jacob Davis
Chair

CEO
Molly Ball
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.89 three stars
  Financial 80.46 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

80.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
75.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.90
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National FFA Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National FFA Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National FFA Foundation (IN) 85.89 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council (PA) 87.38 three stars
Red Hook Initiative (NY) 91.25 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (MO) 89.54 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (FL) 90.94 four stars

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Created in 1944, The National FFA Foundation provides companies, organizations and individuals with opportunities to provide financial resources and cooperation in support of FFA programs and other agricultural education organizations. FFA programs are funded through contributions at the local, state and national levels. The foundation, a separately-registered nonprofit organization, works with business and industry, organizations and individuals to raise funds to support the FFA mission. The foundation has a long history of being supported by dedicated volunteer leaders.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,897,593
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $16,897,593
   Program Service Revenue $439,132
Total Primary Revenue $17,336,725
   Other Revenue $540,250
TOTAL REVENUE $17,876,975
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,705,921
   Administrative Expenses $1,632,602
   Fundraising Expenses $2,988,539
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,327,062
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $549,913
   
Net Assets $20,000,900

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
Career Development $9,067,606 71.4%
Leadership Development $900,716 7.1%
Professional Development $1,832,727 14.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 02/01/2017 85.89 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 88.23 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.87 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 92.56 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 86.14 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 82.94 three stars
2009-12 10/01/2011 80.03 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.95 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 70.71 two stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 87.23 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 89.57 three stars
2006-12 05/01/2008 92.93 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 92.70 four stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 88.11 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 80.65 three stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 81.94 three stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 75.99 two 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 54-6044662
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL FFA FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code O52
NTEE Classification Youth Development - Agricultural
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (322) FFA, FHA, 4-H club, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 January, 1945
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$186,358 1.07% Molly Ball President

Created in 1944, The National FFA Foundation provides companies, organizations and individuals with opportunities to provide financial resources and cooperation in support of FFA programs and other agricultural education organizations. FFA programs are funded through contributions at the local, state and national levels. The foundation, a separately-registered nonprofit organization, works with business and industry, organizations and individuals to raise funds to support the FFA mission. The foundation has a long history of being supported by dedicated volunteer leaders.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National FFA Foundation (IN) 85.89 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Laurel Highlands Council (PA) 87.38 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (NV) 92.08 four stars
Boy Scouts of America Ore-Ida Council (ID) 89.24 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau County Foundation (FL) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National FFA Foundation
P.O. Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46268
tel: (317) 802-6060
EIN: 54-6044662

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Board Leadership

Jacob Davis
Chair

CEO

Molly Ball
President

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