Disable all preview features

Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Association for Enterprise Opportunity

Prosperity for all through entrepreneurship

four stars

91.70

1310 L Street NW Suite 830
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 650-5580   Web Site
EIN: 36-3834357

Board Leadership
Daniel Delehanty
Chair

CEO
Connie Evans
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.70 four stars
  Financial 95.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1991, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the only national membership association committed to microenterprise development as an effective economic development strategy and a powerful poverty alleviation tool. AEO provides its members with a forum, information, and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited resources. AEO currently has a membership that stretches across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and includes all key agencies and organizations that provide microenterprise services to disadvantaged microentrepreneurs. The combined reach of these organizations exceeds 300,000 microentrepreneurs and small business owners annually.

Founded in 1991, Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) is the only national membership association committed to microenterprise development as an effective economic development strategy and a powerful poverty alleviation tool. AEO provides its members with a forum, information, and a voice to promote enterprise opportunity for people and communities with limited resources. AEO currently has a membership that stretches across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and includes all key agencies and organizations that provide microenterprise services to disadvantaged microentrepreneurs. The combined reach of these organizations exceeds 300,000 microentrepreneurs and small business owners annually.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Charting Impact

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

What are your strategies for making this happen?

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

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

four stars

95.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 17.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.20
  Program Expenses Growth 15.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Association for Enterprise Opportunity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Association for Enterprise Opportunity on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (DC) 91.70 four stars
Hope Enterprise Corporation (MS) 87.76 three stars
Opportunity Fund Community Development (CA) 90.13 four stars
Accion East (NY) 90.23 four stars
ACCION San Diego (CA) 94.74 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,042,608
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $31,027
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,073,635
   Program Service Revenue $610,379
Total Primary Revenue $1,684,014
   Other Revenue $33,853
TOTAL REVENUE $1,717,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,101,198
   Administrative Expenses $684,759
   Fundraising Expenses $50,820
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,836,777
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,118,910
   
Net Assets $3,180,699

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
Engagement Communications Policy $913,952 43.5%
Tilt Forward Initiative $884,066 42.1%
Research and Insights $155,914 7.4%

Ratings History
Association for Enterprise Opportunity has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 07/01/2020 91.70 four stars
2017-12 04/01/2019 92.20 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 92.02 four stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 80.85 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 88.87 three stars
2013-12 04/01/2015 84.17 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 87.33 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 74.28 two stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.38 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 68.99 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 62.66 one star
2008-12 10/01/2010 70.40 two stars
2007-12 04/01/2009 82.34 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 94.20 four stars
2005-12 05/01/2007 99.18 four stars
2004-12 09/01/2005 95.85 four stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 96.50 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 36-3834357
Name in IRS Master File ASSOCIATION FOR ENTERPRISE OPPORTUN ITY INC
NTEE Code T70
NTEE Classification Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
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 July, 1997
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
$207,716 7.32% Connie Evans President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Association for Enterprise Opportunity (DC) 91.70 four stars
Tides Center (CA) 93.15 four stars
LiftFund (TX) 88.07 three stars
Hebrew Free Loan Society (NY) 90.93 four stars
Commonwealth (MA) 88.26 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Association for Enterprise Opportunity
1310 L Street NW
Suite 830
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 650-5580
EIN: 36-3834357

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Daniel Delehanty
Chair

CEO

Connie Evans
President, CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.