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Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund

CharityWatch report issued
September 2019

Top-Rated Charity
A-
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
79%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$6
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
99 Hudson Street
12th Floor
New York, NY 10013

Other Names

AALDEF

Tax Status

501(c)3

Website

www.aaldef.org

Stated Mission

Protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans through litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2018

Program Percentage: 79%

The percentage of Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund's cash budget it spends on programs relative to overhead (fundraising, management, and general expenses).

$1,600,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $6

How many dollars Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$2,600,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund IRS Form 990 13-2855641
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Audited Financial Statements 13-2855641
Entity: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-2855641
Entity: Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-2855641

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?
 
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
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 Margaret Fung Executive Director $126,442
1
Name: Margaret Fung
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $126,442

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 Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund audit of June 30, 2018 (Note 2, Concentration of support):

"During the 2018 fiscal year, the Organization received a significant amount of funding from one donor. A grant from this donor accounted for approximately 47% of the Organization's total support and revenue for the 2018 fiscal year..."


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