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Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice

CharityWatch report issued
August 2018

Top-Rated Charity
A
CharityWatch Grade
Our independent grade based
on a number of factors.
 
86%
Program Percentage
Amount spent on programs
relative to overhead.
 
$9
Cost to Raise $100
Amount spent to raise
$100 of contributions.

Contact Information

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
116 East 16th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Other Names

Astraea Foundation
International Trans Fund
Lesbians Who Tech
Pipeline Project
UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
Vaid Group LGBTQ Poverty Initiative

Tax Status

501(c)3

Stated Mission

Funds LGBTQI activism globally, serving as a feminist social justice hub and working side-by-side with grantee and donor partners to achieve rural, economic, social and gender justice worldwide.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 06/30/2017

Program Percentage: 86%

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

$10,000,000

Calculated Total Expenses

(rounded)

 

Cost to Raise $100: $9

How many dollars Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice spends on fundraising to raise each $100 of contributions.

$11,000,000

Calculated Total Contributions

(rounded)

Government Funding

0% to 24%

Percentage of cash revenue
coming from government sources

 

Financial Documents

Entity Document Type Tax ID
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice IRS Form 990 13-2992977
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice Audited Financial Statements 13-2992977
Entity: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Document Type: IRS Form 990
Tax ID: 13-2992977
Entity: Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Document Type: Audited Financial Statements
Tax ID: 13-2992977

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?
 
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
meets governance benchmarks.
 
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
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 Jennifer Bob Alotta Executive Director $204,623
2 Susan Neiman CFO $145,493
3 Clarence Patton Executive Director of Pipeline Project $129,668
1
Name: Jennifer Bob Alotta
Title: Executive Director
Compensation: $204,623
2
Name: Susan Neiman
Title: CFO
Compensation: $145,493
3
Name: Clarence Patton
Title: Executive Director of Pipeline Project
Compensation: $129,668

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 Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 6, Agency Funds):

"Astraea is the fiscal sponsor of International Trans Fund, Lesbians Who Tech, The Pipeline Project, UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, and Vaid Group LGBTQ Poverty Initiative. Astraea charges an administrative fee based on the agreement with individual projects. ... For the year ended June 30, 2017, total fees paid to Astraea was $124,881."


CharityWatch's fiscal 2017 rating of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice includes the financial activities of its affiliate projects, listed above in Note 6 of the audit, for which Astraea is a fiscal sponsor.
According to the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice audit of June 30, 2017 (Note 13, Non-Cash Contributions):

"In-kind contributions received during the year represents donated program costs for the Global LGBTI Human Rights Partnership of $495,530 and Global Philanthropy Project of $17,538.

"Astraea also received donated auction items of $1,512 for their gala..."

[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.]

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