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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

American Youth Foundation

Youth development and character education, summer camps and environmental education

four stars

92.27

6357 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63117
tel: (314) 719-4343   Web Site
EIN: 43-0652614

Board Leadership
David G. Danforth
Chairman

CEO
Anna Kay Vorsteg
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.27 four stars
  Financial 89.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1925, the American Youth Foundation (AYF) inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world. AYF is a national organization with regional centers in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, Shelby, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri. We own and operate two year round youth development centers. Miniwanca is set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline. It has a residential capacity of almost 1,000. Merrowvista is located on 600 acres in the pristine Ossipee Mountains of New Hampshire.

Founded in 1925, the American Youth Foundation (AYF) inspires people to discover and develop their personal best, to seek balance in mental, physical, social and spiritual living and to make a positive difference in their communities and in the wider world. AYF is a national organization with regional centers in Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, Shelby, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri. We own and operate two year round youth development centers. Miniwanca is set on 360 wooded acres and a mile of private Lake Michigan shoreline. It has a residential capacity of almost 1,000. Merrowvista is located on 600 acres in the pristine Ossipee Mountains of New Hampshire.

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Financial

three stars

89.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.41
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.14
  Program Expenses Growth 5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Youth Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Youth Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Youth Foundation (MO) 92.27 four stars
Boys and Girls Clubs of Skagit County (WA) 90.20 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County (MT) 88.50 three stars
Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring (NY) 88.01 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GA) 91.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $954,808
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $78,692
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,033,500
   Program Service Revenue $4,331,163
Total Primary Revenue $5,364,663
   Other Revenue $2,605,799
TOTAL REVENUE $7,970,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,019,703
   Administrative Expenses $366,797
   Fundraising Expenses $341,170
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,727,670
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,242,792
   
Net Assets $40,184,131

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
Camps $2,695,949 44.8%
Community and School Programs $1,121,114 18.6%
Conferences $136,568 2.3%

Ratings History
American Youth Foundation has received 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 92.27 four stars
2018-12 10/01/2019 90.82 four stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 92.39 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 93.31 four stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 93.19 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.76 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.50 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 90.32 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 91.94 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 92.37 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 90.98 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 86.25 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 80.52 three stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 74.61 two stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 71.01 two stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 70.81 two stars
2005-12 03/01/2007 67.82 one star
2004-12 05/01/2006 80.44 three stars
2003-12 04/01/2005 72.82 two 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 43-0652614
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN YOUTH FOUNDATION
NTEE Code N20
NTEE Classification Recreational and Sporting Camps
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (325) Camp
(59) Other school related activities
(349) Other youth organization or 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 May, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$130,831 1.94% Anna Kay Vorsteg President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Youth Foundation (MO) 92.27 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (WA) 90.85 four stars
The Center for Teen Empowerment (MA) 90.43 four stars
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle (NC) 88.54 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Tuscarora Council (NC) 88.55 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Youth Foundation
6357 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
tel: (314) 719-4343
fax: (314) 719-4348
EIN: 43-0652614

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Board Leadership

David G. Danforth
Chairman

CEO

Anna Kay Vorsteg
President, CEO

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