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Action Against Hunger-USA

CharityWatch report issued
October 2020

Top-Rated Charity
A+
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
90%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$3
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Action Against Hunger-USA
One Whitehall Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004

Other Names

None

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

To save lives by preventing, detecting, and treating under-nutrition, particularly during and after disasters and conflicts. From crisis to sustainability, tackles the direct and underlying causes of hunger through integrated, holistic solutions.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2018

Program Percentage: 90%

The percentage of Action Against Hunger-USA's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$106,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $3

How many dollars Action Against Hunger-USA spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$76,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

25% to 49%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Action Against Hunger - USA IRS Form 990 13-3327220
Action Against Hunger - USA Audited Financial Statements 13-3327220
Entity: Action Against Hunger - USA
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3327220
Entity: Action Against Hunger - USA
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-3327220

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
This charity is Top-Rated
What does it mean to be Top-Rated?
 
Action Against Hunger-USA
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Action Against Hunger-USA
meets transparency benchmarks.
Transparency
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

  Name Title Compensation
1 Andrea Tamburini CEO $249,929
2 Kim K. Pucci Director of External Relations $194,215
3 Richard Haselwood Director of Operations $183,089
1
Name: Andrea Tamburini
Title: CEO
Compensation: $249,929
2
Name: Kim K. Pucci
Title: Director of External Relations
Compensation: $194,215
3
Name: Richard Haselwood
Title: Director of Operations
Compensation: $183,089

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.

According to the Action Against Hunger - USA (AAH-USA) audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 11, In-Kind Contributions), AAH-USA reports receiving in-kind contributions in 2018 on which it placed a total value of $8,159,216. Of this total, $6,647,456 consisted of food inventory, according to the AAH-USA 2018 tax filing (IRS Form 990, Schedule M).

[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 on the Our Process page.]

According to the Action Against Hunger - USA audit of December 31, 2018 (Note 4, Action Against Hunger Network):

"Action Against Hunger - USA is a member of a network that includes four other international non-governmental organizations headquartered in Paris, Madrid, London and Montreal. The network collaborates to accomplish a worldwide shared mission..."

[...]

"During 2017, management of Action Against Hunger - USA and the French network member, Action Contre la Faim (ACF-France) implemented a process by which the two organizations exchanged the management and administration, oversight, and financial reporting responsibilities for several field locations in the various countries throughout the world where the Action Against Hunger implements programs. ... A description of these exchanges and the resulting financial statements effects follows.

"Effective January 1, 2017, ACF-France relinquished control over operations in the country of Haiti to Action Against Hunger - USA. As a result of this transfer, Action Against Hunger - USA recorded an increase in net assets with donor restrictions of $10,839,353, representing the net unexpended value of Haiti grant awards as of January 1, 2017. As of the transfer date, Action Against Hunger - USA assumed the value of all assets and liabilities of the Haiti field office, including assets of $12,420,865 and liabilities of $221,584, a net value of $12,199,281. ... During 2018, Action Against Hunger - USA recorded a decrease in net assets with donor restrictions of $1,832,177 associated with the Haiti country exchange, in connection with the settlement of various intercompany balances between Action Against Hunger - USA and ACF-France.

"Effective July 1, 2017, ACF-France relinquished control over operations in the country of Somalia to Action Against Hunger - USA. As a result of this transfer, Action Against Hunger - USA recorded an increase in net assets with donor restrictions of $5,706,378, representing the net unexpended value of Somalia grant awards as of July 1, 2017. As of the transfer date, Action Against Hunger - USA assumed the value of all assets and liabilities of the Somalia field office, including assets of $6,771,861 and liabilities of $99,451, a net value of $6,672,410...

"Effective July 1, 2017, Action Against Hunger - USA relinquished control over operations in the country of The Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC) to ACF-France. As a result of this transfer, Action Against Hunger - USA recorded a decrease in net assets with donor restrictions of $5,657,398, representing the net unexpended value of DRC grant awards as of July 1, 2017. As of the transfer date, Action Against Hunger - USA was relieved of the value of all assets of the DRC field office, amounting to $6,258,900. There were no liabilities recorded at the DRC field office as of the transfer date...

"In addition to the transactions noted above, as part of the strategic country exchanges, Action Against Hunger - USA and ACF-France resolved to equitably share the recoverable indirect costs of the programs operating in the exchanged countries over a three year period.

"While the ultimate amounts to be settled between Action Against Hunger - USA and ACF-France under this agreement will be determined at a future date, during 2018 and 2017, Action Against Hunger - USA recorded a decrease in net assets without donor restrictions of $2,845,078 and $601,000, respectively, associated with the indirect cost sharing component of the country exchanges.

"Other decreases in net assets without donor restrictions during 2018 attributable to the country exchanges amounted to $1,056,023..."


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