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Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

Funding change and strengthening communities around the world

91.88

116 East Sixteenth Street 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 529-8021   Web Site
EIN: 13-2992977

Board Leadership
Eboné Bishop & Bookda Gheisar
Co-Chairs

CEO
Sandy Nathan
Interim Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.88
  Financial 89.25
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1977, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is a dynamic global foundation providing critically needed financial support to lesbian-led, LGBTI and progressive organizations. Separated by continents, language and culture, Astraea grantees are seizing opportunities, and laying the groundwork necessary for women and LGBTI people to claim their human rights. Today, Astraea is the only foundation in the world solely dedicated to supporting LGBTI organizations in both the U.S. and internationally. We raise funds and issue grants based on the belief that all women can participate in the philanthropic process - from giving to grantmaking.

Founded in 1977, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is a dynamic global foundation providing critically needed financial support to lesbian-led, LGBTI and progressive organizations. Separated by continents, language and culture, Astraea grantees are seizing opportunities, and laying the groundwork necessary for women and LGBTI people to claim their human rights. Today, Astraea is the only foundation in the world solely dedicated to supporting LGBTI organizations in both the U.S. and internationally. We raise funds and issue grants based on the belief that all women can participate in the philanthropic process - from giving to grantmaking.

Financial

89.25

Accountability & Transparency

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 12.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 91.88
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network (CA) 89.64
Equality Florida Institute (FL) 94.62
Human Rights Campaign Foundation (DC) 86.98
The Trevor Project (CA) 99.41

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,065,688
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,007,048
Total Contributions $10,072,736
   Program Service Revenue $56,740
Total Primary Revenue $10,129,476
   Other Revenue $398,969
TOTAL REVENUE $10,528,445
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,152,116
   Administrative Expenses $1,103,732
   Fundraising Expenses $1,330,788
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,586,636
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,058,191
   
Net Assets $13,147,310

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
Funding LGBT Activism $8,313,295 81.9%
International Trans Fund $1,340,879 13.2%
Pipeline Project $237,768 2.3%

Ratings History
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 91.88
2018-06 11/01/2019 93.72
2017-06 09/01/2018 93.32
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.45
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.93
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.21
2013-06 12/01/2014 95.58
2012-06 10/01/2013 87.45
2011-06 12/01/2012 94.30
2010-06 03/01/2012 74.98
2010-06 12/01/2011 71.74
2009-06 09/20/2011 79.76
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 88.04
2008-06 04/01/2010 72.95
2007-06 11/01/2008 94.49
2006-06 10/01/2007 96.50
2005-06 10/01/2006 98.80
2004-06 10/01/2005 98.64

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-2992977
Name in IRS Master File ASTRAEA FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Literary Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (124) Study and research (non-scientific)
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 September, 1979
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$199,486 1.58% Jennifer Alotta Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice (NY) 91.88
Keshet (MA) 90.70
OutRight Action International (NY) 85.76
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) (MA) 91.32
SAGE (NY) 90.87

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Charity Contact Info

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
116 East Sixteenth Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 529-8021
fax: (212) 982-3321
EIN: 13-2992977

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Board Leadership

Eboné Bishop & Bookda Gheisar
Co-Chairs

CEO

Sandy Nathan
Interim Executive Director

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