Disable all preview features

Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

Women's Sports Foundation

Advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity

four stars

93.51

247 West 30th Street 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (800) 227-3988   Web Site
EIN: 23-7380557

Board Leadership
Kathleen Kayse
Chair

CEO
Deborah Antoine
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.51 four stars
  Financial 91.74 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Women's Sports Foundation was established in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. Our mission today - we are dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports. We provide financial fuel to aspiring champion athletes. We fund groundbreaking research. We educate. We advocate. And we help communities get girls active.

The Women's Sports Foundation was established in 1974 by tennis legend Billie Jean King to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. Our mission today - we are dedicated to creating leaders by ensuring girls access to sports. We provide financial fuel to aspiring champion athletes. We fund groundbreaking research. We educate. We advocate. And we help communities get girls active.

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 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

91.74

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
73.6%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 26.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Sports Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Women's Sports Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Sports Foundation (NY) 93.51 four stars
National Rowing Foundation (CT) 85.76 three stars
PeacePlayers International (DC) 94.69 four stars
Positive Coaching Alliance (CA) 88.48 three stars
Tigers Unlimited Foundation (AL) 89.06 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,877,961
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,787,905
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,665,866
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,665,866
   Other Revenue $109,413
TOTAL REVENUE $3,775,279
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,334,023
   Administrative Expenses $586,044
   Fundraising Expenses $533,991
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,454,058
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-678,779
   
Net Assets $5,660,514

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
Education $2,303,868 69.1%
Advocacy $517,735 15.5%
Research $512,420 15.4%

Ratings History
Women's Sports Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.51 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 92.93 four stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 81.75 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 84.37 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 84.41 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 78.94 two stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 76.95 two stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 74.21 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 79.37 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.84 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 71.70 two stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 90.76 four stars
2007-12 11/01/2008 95.37 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 90.36 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 90.65 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 88.07 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 91.65 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 23-7380557
Name in IRS Master File WOMENS SPORTS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code N12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
(298) Training in sports
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 June, 1974
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
$243,126 5.45% Deborah Antoine CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Women's Sports Foundation (NY) 93.51 four stars
The LPGA Foundation (FL) 86.16 three stars
National Rowing Foundation (CT) 85.76 three stars
Tiger Athletic Foundation (LA) 93.31 four stars
United States Olympic Committee (CO) 92.04 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Women's Sports Foundation
247 West 30th Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (800) 227-3988
fax: (212) 967-2757
EIN: 23-7380557

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Kathleen Kayse
Chair

CEO

Deborah Antoine
Chief Executive Officer

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.