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According to the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice audit of June 30, 2015 (Note 6, Agency Funds):

"Astraea is the fiscal sponsor of The Pipeline Project, Global Action for Transgender Equality ('GATE') and UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative. Astraea charges an administrative fee of up to 15%...For the year ended June 30, 2015, total fees paid to Astraea was $50,627."

CharityWatch's rating of Astraea for its fiscal year-ended June 30, 2015 includes the financial activities of The Pipeline Project, Global Action for Transgender Equality (GATE), and UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, for which Astraea is a fiscal sponsor, as noted above.
According to the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice audit of June 30, 2015 (Note 12, In-Kind Contributions):

"In-kind contributions received during the year represents donated program costs of $293,353 for the Global LGBTI Human Rights Partnership, donated food for house parties of $588 and travel expenses of $108 [for a total in-kind value of $294,049]."

[Note: CharityWatch generally excludes the value of in-kind (non-cash) donations of goods and services from its calculations of Program % and Cost to Raise $100. More information on how grades are calculated and the treatment of in-kind donations can be found by clicking on "About CharityWatch" from the navigation bar and then clicking on "Criteria & Methodology".]

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