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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

National Abortion Federation

Ensuring safe, legal, and accessible abortion care

four stars

94.07

1090 Vermont Avenue, Northwest Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 667-5881   Web Site
EIN: 43-1097957

Board Leadership
Sue Carlisle
Chair

CEO
The Very Rev. Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.07 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1977, the mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. NAF is the professional association of abortion providers in North America. We are unique among pro-choice organizations because we represent the providers who make reproductive choice a reality. Our work supports these three fundamental aspects of our mission: providing our members with the education and professional support they need to provide the highest quality abortion care; providing the medical, provider, and patient perspectives in debates about abortion policies; and providing women with the resources they need to make informed decisions about their pregnancies.

Established in 1977, the mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care to promote health and justice for women. NAF is the professional association of abortion providers in North America. We are unique among pro-choice organizations because we represent the providers who make reproductive choice a reality. Our work supports these three fundamental aspects of our mission: providing our members with the education and professional support they need to provide the highest quality abortion care; providing the medical, provider, and patient perspectives in debates about abortion policies; and providing women with the resources they need to make informed decisions about their pregnancies.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of onsite security assessments and trainings
66
Number of clinical onsite visits and trainings
127
This impact information is current as of January 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

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
96.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 33.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Abortion Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by National Abortion Federation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Abortion Federation (DC) 94.07 four stars
American Sexual Health Association (NC) 92.52 four stars
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation (DC) 95.47 four stars
Center for Health and Gender Equity (DC) 92.22 four stars
Medical Students for Choice (PA) 87.10 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,654,945
   Federated Campaigns $27,032
   Membership Dues $393,762
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,075,739
   Program Service Revenue $868,807
Total Primary Revenue $3,944,546
   Other Revenue $50,121
TOTAL REVENUE $3,994,667
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,651,932
   Administrative Expenses $160,993
   Fundraising Expenses $139,764
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,952,689
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,958,022
   
Net Assets $7,257,093

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
Membership Services $3,499,956 45.7%
Public Affairs, Government Relations, & Legal $1,735,229 22.7%
Training & Professional Education $1,224,596 16.0%

Ratings History
National Abortion Federation has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 94.07 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 97.06 four stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 96.36 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.84 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 85.97 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 87.97 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 86.94 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 85.22 three stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 87.12 three stars
2010-12 09/20/2011 80.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 94.83 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 92.38 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 97.47 four stars
2006-12 12/15/2007 76.13 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 81.85 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 78.45 two stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 83.96 three 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 43-1097957
Name in IRS Master File NATIONAL ABORTION FEDERATION
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (165) Community health planning
(162) Other medical research
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 May, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,016 1.38% Katherine Ragsdale President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$384,655 4.83% Vicki Saporta Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
National Abortion Federation (DC) 94.07 four stars
Catholics for Choice (DC) 91.55 four stars
Population Connection (DC) 94.77 four stars
American Sexual Health Association (NC) 92.52 four stars
Guttmacher Institute (NY) 94.98 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

National Abortion Federation
1090 Vermont Avenue, Northwest
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 667-5881
fax: (202) 667-5890
EIN: 43-1097957

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Board Leadership

Sue Carlisle
Chair

CEO

The Very Rev. Dr. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale
President, CEO

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