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AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Saving lives through research and education

four stars

92.02

607 14th Street, NW Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 638-5944   Web Site
EIN: 52-0794368

Board Leadership
Mark A. Shaw
Chair

CEO
C.Y. David Yang
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.02 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on the roads. Since 1947, the Foundation has funded over 200 research projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do occur. We have used this research to develop dozens of focused, high-impact educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. Government agencies and legislators--as well as automobile clubs, driving schools, and school districts--turn to the Foundation's research to guide them in creating policies that can save lives on our roads and highways, teach adults how to drive more responsibly, and teach children about vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on the roads. Since 1947, the Foundation has funded over 200 research projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do occur. We have used this research to develop dozens of focused, high-impact educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. Government agencies and legislators--as well as automobile clubs, driving schools, and school districts--turn to the Foundation's research to guide them in creating policies that can save lives on our roads and highways, teach adults how to drive more responsibly, and teach children about vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

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)
92.8%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.09
  Program Expenses Growth 15.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,369,184
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,369,184
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,369,184
   Other Revenue $743,230
TOTAL REVENUE $7,112,414
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,140,668
   Administrative Expenses $579,516
   Fundraising Expenses $56,534
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,776,718
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-664,304
   
Net Assets $20,670,317

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$198,146 2.54% David Yang Chen-Ye Executive Director

Mission

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is dedicated to saving lives and reducing injuries on the roads. Since 1947, the Foundation has funded over 200 research projects designed to discover the causes of traffic crashes, prevent them, and minimize injuries when they do occur. We have used this research to develop dozens of focused, high-impact educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. Government agencies and legislators--as well as automobile clubs, driving schools, and school districts--turn to the Foundation's research to guide them in creating policies that can save lives on our roads and highways, teach adults how to drive more responsibly, and teach children about vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian safety.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (DC) 92.02 four stars
Commonwealth Foundation (PA) 85.62 three stars
National Employment Law Project (NY) 92.15 four stars
Pioneer Institute (MA) 91.51 four stars
PolicyLink (CA) 88.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
607 14th Street, NW
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 638-5944
fax: (202) 638-5943
EIN: 52-0794368

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Board Leadership

Mark A. Shaw
Chair

CEO

C.Y. David Yang
Executive Director