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Health : Treatment and Prevention Services

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Out of the darkness

96.07

199 Water Street 11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 363-3500   Web Site
EIN: 13-3393329

Board Leadership
Kellen Wolters & Nicole Thomas
Co-Chairs

CEO
Robert Gebbia
CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.07
  Financial 94.45
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

94.45

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.17
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.8%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 96.07
Mentis (CA) 90.12
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 94.69
Thrive Counseling Center (IL) 86.41
Mental Health Association in Tulsa (OK) 93.51

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,633,370
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $32,985,560
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $269,037
Total Contributions $45,887,967
   Program Service Revenue $201,853
Total Primary Revenue $46,089,820
   Other Revenue $-3,719,308
TOTAL REVENUE $42,370,512
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,688,551
   Administrative Expenses $1,482,482
   Fundraising Expenses $3,820,492
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,991,525
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $12,378,987
   
Net Assets $31,832,603

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 $10,479,074 42.4%
Research Funding $6,364,051 25.8%
Loss and Bereavement $5,310,398 21.5%

Ratings History
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 96.07
2018-06 11/01/2019 92.64
2017-06 09/01/2018 89.12
2016-06 12/01/2017 89.06
2015-06 11/01/2016 90.27
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.86
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.93
2013-06 02/01/2015 94.36
2012-06 08/01/2014 91.69
2012-06 11/01/2013 90.32
2011-06 08/01/2012 91.89
2010-06 06/01/2012 90.61
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.39
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 87.84
2008-06 12/01/2009 88.03
2007-06 10/01/2008 88.12
2006-06 07/01/2007 90.48
2005-06 07/01/2006 80.96
2004-06 07/01/2005 85.94
2003-06 06/01/2004 76.38

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$421,385 1.40% Robert Gebbia CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 96.07
Thrive Counseling Center (IL) 86.41
NAMI (VA) 92.20
National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NY) 93.07
Active Minds (DC) 91.49

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Charity Contact Info

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
199 Water Street
11th Floor
New York, NY 10038
tel: (212) 363-3500
fax: (212) 363-6237
EIN: 13-3393329

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Board Leadership

Kellen Wolters & Nicole Thomas
Co-Chairs

CEO

Robert Gebbia
CEO

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