International : Development and Relief Services

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$154,000 5.31% Ann Marie Clarke Executive Director

Mission

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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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