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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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three stars

89.12

120 Wall Street 29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (888) 333-2377   Web Site
EIN: 13-3393329

Board Leadership
Steve Siple
Chair

CEO
Robert Gebbia
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.12 three stars
  Financial 84.62 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:
Fund scientific research
Offer educational programs for professionals
Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:
Fund scientific research
Offer educational programs for professionals
Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation

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Financial

three stars

84.62

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 20.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 89.12 three stars
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office (IL) 92.49 four stars
The Jed Foundation (NY) 96.91 four stars
re:MIND (TX) 92.74 four stars
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City (NY) 87.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,968,231
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $25,004,587
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $86,286
Total Contributions $29,059,104
   Program Service Revenue $233,910
Total Primary Revenue $29,293,014
   Other Revenue $-4,497,893
TOTAL REVENUE $24,795,121
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,588,012
   Administrative Expenses $1,089,343
   Fundraising Expenses $2,542,599
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,219,954
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,575,167
   
Net Assets $10,229,523

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
Prevention Education Programs $7,586,969 38.7%
Research $5,277,122 26.9%
Loss and Bereavement $4,691,289 23.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.12 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.06 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.27 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.86 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.93 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 94.36 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2014 91.69 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 90.32 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 91.89 four stars
2010-06 06/01/2012 90.61 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.39 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 87.84 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 88.03 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 88.12 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 90.48 four stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 80.96 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 85.94 three stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 76.38 two stars
2002-06 01/01/2004 98.34 four 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 13-3393329
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
NTEE Code F11
NTEE Classification Single Organization Support
NTEE Type Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (123) Discussion groups, forums, panels lectures, etc.
(429) Other inner city or community benefit activities
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 November, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$385,308 1.65% Robert Gebbia CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 89.12 three stars
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Office (IL) 92.49 four stars
Thrive Counseling Center (IL) 88.22 three stars
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 92.36 four stars
Mental Health Association in Tulsa (OK) 93.59 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street
29th Floor
New York, NY 10005
tel: (888) 333-2377
fax: (212) 363-6237
EIN: 13-3393329

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Board Leadership

Steve Siple
Chair

CEO

Robert Gebbia
CEO

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