CharityWatch REPORT
Issued November 2015

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

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According to the ActionAid USA audit of December 31, 2014 (Note 7, Affiliation with ActionAid International):

"ActionAid USA has an affiliation agreement with ActionAid International (AAI), a Johannesburg-based organization. Under the terms of the agreement, ActionAid USA has the exclusive right to use AAI's name in the United States through February 3, 2018. ActionAid USA is responsible for all fundraising within the United States for international development projects in the countries where the partner affiliates work. During the year ended December 31, 2014, ActionAid USA made grant awards to AAI of $2,699,261 to support international development projects in the countries where the partner affiliates work... AAI also reimburses ActionAid USA for costs related to travel within the United States by employees of partner affiliates."

[The $2,699,261 in Grant Awards to AAI represents 100% of ActionAid USA's Grants and Subgrants made in 2014 and 72% of its total spending on Program Services.]

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