Health : Treatment and Prevention Services

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Out of the darkness

four stars

92.64

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

Board Leadership
Steve Siple
Chair

CEO
Robert Gebbia
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.64 four stars
  Financial 89.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of grants awarded
25
Number of public events held to further mission
2,000
Number of State Capitol Days each year?
32
Number of Survivor Days each fall?
415
Number of Talk Saves Lives programs delivered this year?
550
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

89.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 13.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 32.3%
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 $12,503,144
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $27,009,283
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $203,832
Total Contributions $39,716,259
   Program Service Revenue $200,390
Total Primary Revenue $39,916,649
   Other Revenue $-3,443,633
TOTAL REVENUE $36,473,016
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $21,541,837
   Administrative Expenses $1,358,078
   Fundraising Expenses $3,044,344
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $25,944,259
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $10,528,757
   
Net Assets $21,306,285

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$404,444 1.55% 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) 92.64 four stars
Mental Health Association in Tulsa (OK) 90.26 four stars
Mentis (CA) 85.04 three stars
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City (NY) 92.51 four stars
Mental Health America (VA) 91.25 four stars

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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

Steve Siple
Chair

CEO

Robert Gebbia
CEO