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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

CharityWatch report issued
August 2018

Top-Rated Charity
A
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
84%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$10
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street
29th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Other Names

AFSP
Out of the Darkness Overnight

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.afsp.org

Stated Mission

To promote understanding and prevention of suicide.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2017

Program Percentage: 84%

The percentage of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$23,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $10

How many dollars American Foundation for Suicide Prevention spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$24,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention IRS Form 990 13-3393329
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Audited Financial Statements 13-3393329
Entity: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-3393329
Entity: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-3393329

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?
 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
meets governance benchmarks.
 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
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 Opt-In Policy  

  Name Title Compensation
1 Robert Gebbia CEO $442,004
2 Christine Moutier CMO $411,926
3 Michael Lamma VP Field Management & Development $272,764
1
Name: Robert Gebbia
Title: CEO
Compensation: $442,004
2
Name: Christine Moutier
Title: CMO
Compensation: $411,926
3
Name: Michael Lamma
Title: VP Field Management & Development
Compensation: $272,764

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 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention tax filing for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017 re: Compensation Information, the Foundation reports paying "non-fixed payments in the form of a bonus during the [calendar 2016] year" to the following individuals (IRS Form 990, Schedule J, Parts II & III):

(1) Robert Gebbia, CEO -- $35,000, with reported total compensation of $442,004.
(2) Christine Moutier, CMO -- $10,000, with reported total compensation of $411,926.
(3) Daniel Killpack, CFO -- $5,000, with reported total compensation of $229,312.
(4) Michael Lamma, VP Field Mgt & Development -- $15,000, with reported total compensation of $272,764.
(5) John Madigan, VP Public Policy -- $5,000, with reported total compensation of $233,371.
(6) Stephanie Coggin, VP Communication -- $7,000, with reported total compensation of $209,688.
(7) Doreen Marshall, VP Programs -- $2,500, with reported total compensation of $190,959.
(8) Jill Harkavy-Friedman, VP Research -- $2,500, with reported total compensation of $162,614.
(9) Melanie Varady, Division Director -- $2,500, with reported total compensation of $162,595.
CharityWatch's rating of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention includes the financial activities of "the New York National Office and the Foundation's 85 unincorporated chapters," the accounts of which are included in the Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, according to Note 1 of the audit.

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