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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Out of the darkness

three stars

89.06

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 89.06 three stars
  Financial 84.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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

Financial

three stars

84.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 29.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 47.5%
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) 89.06 three stars
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City (NY) 87.19 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

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,174,338
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $23,184,188
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $44,083
Total Contributions $26,402,609
   Program Service Revenue $192,115
Total Primary Revenue $26,594,724
   Other Revenue $-4,883,628
TOTAL REVENUE $21,711,096
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $18,380,190
   Administrative Expenses $1,046,466
   Fundraising Expenses $2,550,904
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $21,977,560
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-266,464
   
Net Assets $7,969,540

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 $7,033,053 38.3%
Research $4,834,301 26.3%
Loss and Bereavement $4,650,668 25.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$378,406 1.72% Robert Gebbia Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 89.06 three stars
Mental Health America (VA) 86.12 three stars
Mental Health Association in Tulsa (OK) 93.59 four stars
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 89.84 three stars
re:MIND (TX) 92.74 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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