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American Architectural Foundation

Inspiring people to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the world around them

two stars

77.06

740 15th Street NW Suite 225
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 787-1001   Web Site
EIN: 52-0847434

Board Leadership
John Syvertsen
Chair

CEO
Ron Bogle
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.06 two stars
  Financial 69.49 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

one star

69.49

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
61.2%
  Administrative Expenses 25.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Architectural Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Architectural Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Architectural Foundation (DC) 77.06 two stars
Liberty Hill Foundation (CA) 91.33 four stars
The Pike Place Market Foundation (WA) 91.35 four stars
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (NY) 90.64 four stars
Fund for the City of New York (NY) 88.75 three stars

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Created in 1943, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) seeks to educate individuals and community leaders about the power of architecture to improve lives and transform the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Through numerous outreach programs, grants, and educational resources, AAF aims to inspire people to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the world around them. AAF's programs include The Mayors' Institute on City Design and Great Schools by Design--highly regarded initiatives that help improve the built environment through the collaboration of thought leaders, designers, and local communities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,513,410
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $109,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $440,589
Total Contributions $2,062,999
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,062,999
   Other Revenue $253,400
TOTAL REVENUE $2,316,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,928,209
   Administrative Expenses $585,547
   Fundraising Expenses $240,040
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,753,796
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-437,397
   
Net Assets $2,604,785

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
Mayor's Institute on City Design $913,440 47.4%
Design For Learning Initiative $727,330 37.7%
City Managers Design Academy $239,008 12.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 77.06 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 75.47 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 70.05 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 66.68 one star
2012-12 04/01/2014 69.13 one star
2011-12 02/01/2013 75.14 two stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 76.05 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.61 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 75.42 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 69.11 one star
2007-12 10/01/2008 95.26 four stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 88.49 three stars
2005-12 11/01/2006 89.54 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 71.98 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 71.55 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 52-0847434
Name in IRS Master File THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code A40
NTEE Classification Visual Arts Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 June, 1960
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$315,200 11.44% Ronald E. Bogle President, CEO

Created in 1943, the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) seeks to educate individuals and community leaders about the power of architecture to improve lives and transform the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Through numerous outreach programs, grants, and educational resources, AAF aims to inspire people to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the world around them. AAF's programs include The Mayors' Institute on City Design and Great Schools by Design--highly regarded initiatives that help improve the built environment through the collaboration of thought leaders, designers, and local communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Architectural Foundation (DC) 77.06 two stars
Fund for the City of New York (NY) 88.75 three stars
Center for Planning Excellence (LA) 89.58 three stars
Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) (NY) 86.82 three stars
MidTown Cleveland (OH) 88.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Architectural Foundation
740 15th Street NW
Suite 225
Washington, DC 20005
tel: (202) 787-1001
fax: (202) 787-1002
EIN: 52-0847434

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Board Leadership

John Syvertsen
Chair

CEO

Ron Bogle
President & CEO

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