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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

Impact Information

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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.
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

Charts

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

Mission

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

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (NY) 89.12 three stars
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City (NY) 92.51 four stars
NAMI Minnesota (MN) 92.36 four stars
Thrive Counseling Center (IL) 86.43 three stars
re:MIND (TX) 90.61 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