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ActionAid USA

More action. Less aid.

three stars

85.32

1220 L Street NW Suite 725
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 835-1240   Web Site
EIN: 52-2277575

Board Leadership
Diana Duarte
Chair

CEO
Niranjali Amerasinghe
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.32 three stars
  Financial 79.25 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

ActionAid is an international network building a just, equitable, and sustainable world in solidarity with communities on the frontlines of poverty and injustice.

We know this can only be done by shifting power - towards communities and away from elites - and aid as traditionally practiced does not accomplish this. That's why we take action in partnership with people on the frontlines of poverty and injustice. Together, we tackle the symptoms of unequal power - poverty, hunger, gender-based violence, climate change, conflict, and disaster - and challenge the ideologies, legal systems, and social norms that lie underneath.

ActionAid USA is the U.S. branch of ActionAid International, which works in more than 50 countries to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication. We influence U.S. policy and international institutions like the United Nations and elevate marginalized voices in the halls of power.

ActionAid is an international network building a just, equitable, and sustainable world in solidarity with communities on the frontlines of poverty and injustice.

We know this can only be done by shifting power - towards communities and away from elites - and aid as traditionally practiced does not accomplish this. That's why we take action in partnership with people on the frontlines of poverty and injustice. Together, we tackle the symptoms of unequal power - poverty, hunger, gender-based violence, climate change, conflict, and disaster - and challenge the ideologies, legal systems, and social norms that lie underneath.

ActionAid USA is the U.S. branch of ActionAid International, which works in more than 50 countries to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty eradication. We influence U.S. policy and international institutions like the United Nations and elevate marginalized voices in the halls of power.

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Financial

two stars

79.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.56
  Program Expenses Growth -19.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ActionAid USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by ActionAid USA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ActionAid USA (DC) 85.32 three stars
BlinkNow Foundation (NJ) 97.84 four stars
Christian Freedom International (VA) 85.50 three stars
MAIA (CO) 96.44 four stars
International Samaritan (MI) 93.86 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,424,261
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,424,261
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,424,261
   Other Revenue $6,634
TOTAL REVENUE $2,430,895
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,105,819
   Administrative Expenses $318,546
   Fundraising Expenses $471,474
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,895,839
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-464,944
   
Net Assets $2,914,110

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
Food & Agriculture $674,226 32.0%
Land Rights & Biofuels $587,590 27.9%
Women's Rights $414,760 19.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 85.32 three stars
2017-12 11/01/2018 92.44 four stars
2016-12 07/01/2018 84.02 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 90.25 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.05 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 88.17 three stars
2013-12 03/01/2015 86.45 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 70.02 two stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 77.62 two stars
2010-12 11/01/2011 72.00 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.51 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 93.36 four stars
2008-12 12/01/2009 98.53 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 98.49 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 98.97 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 86.77 three stars
2004-12 07/01/2006 78.80 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 52-2277575
Name in IRS Master File ACTIONAID USA
NTEE Code V35
NTEE Classification International Studies
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 November, 2001
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
$154,000 5.31% Ann Marie Clarke Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
ActionAid USA (DC) 85.32 three stars
Common Hope (MN) 94.76 four stars
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (CA) 87.66 three stars
Global Hope Network International (FL) 91.18 four stars
INMED Partnerships for Children (VA) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

ActionAid USA
1220 L Street NW
Suite 725
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 835-1240
EIN: 52-2277575

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Board Leadership

Diana Duarte
Chair

CEO

Niranjali Amerasinghe
Executive Director

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