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Education : Youth Education Programs and Services

The Fund for American Studies

Teaching freedom since 1967

three stars

88.55

1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 986-0384   Web Site
EIN: 13-6223604

Board Leadership
Randal C. Teague
Chair

CEO
Roger R. Ream
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.55 three stars
  Financial 84.32 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) seeks to create a brighter, more prosperous future by preparing young people for leadership, teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy. Our approach is to recruit young people likely to pursue careers in public policy, journalism, international affairs, business, government and related fields, and to educate them in the ideas most conducive to human achievement - individual liberty and personal responsibility. Founded in 1967, TFAS organizes programs in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) seeks to create a brighter, more prosperous future by preparing young people for leadership, teaching them the ideas of freedom and a free-market economy. Our approach is to recruit young people likely to pursue careers in public policy, journalism, international affairs, business, government and related fields, and to educate them in the ideas most conducive to human achievement - individual liberty and personal responsibility. Founded in 1967, TFAS organizes programs in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

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Financial

three stars

84.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.19
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.78
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Fund for American Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Fund for American Studies on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Fund for American Studies (DC) 88.55 three stars
REACH Prep (CT) 90.71 four stars
A Child's Place (NC) 89.39 three stars
LEAP (CT) 91.45 four stars
BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life) (MA) 88.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,096,316
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,096,316
   Program Service Revenue $4,294,975
Total Primary Revenue $12,391,291
   Other Revenue $2,703,049
TOTAL REVENUE $15,094,340
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,610,483
   Administrative Expenses $502,628
   Fundraising Expenses $1,221,063
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,334,174
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $3,760,166
   
Net Assets $20,043,309

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
Undergraduate Programs $8,385,719 87.3%
Graduate and Professional Programs $1,134,062 11.8%
High School Programs $90,702 0.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 88.55 three stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 84.93 three stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 84.28 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 84.06 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 83.95 three stars
2014-12 07/01/2016 83.59 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 80.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 76.32 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 79.26 two stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 82.75 three stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 86.26 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 85.51 three stars
2009-12 12/01/2011 90.35 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.81 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 12/01/2010 83.27 three stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 85.57 three stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 85.40 three stars
2006-09 12/15/2007 85.33 three stars
2005-09 09/01/2006 87.98 three stars
2004-09 09/01/2005 84.19 three 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 13-6223604
Name in IRS Master File THE FUND FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related 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 September, 1967
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$303,605 2.67% Roger R. Ream President $35,000

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Charity Contact Info

The Fund for American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
tel: (202) 986-0384
fax: (202) 986-0390
EIN: 13-6223604

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Board Leadership

Randal C. Teague
Chair

CEO

Roger R. Ream
President

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