The Financial Statements

     Standards of Excellence

Young America’s Foundation deeply appreciates the generosity of all of its supporters and is committed to using these gifts responsibly to advance its mission – to inspire an increasing number of young Americans by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.

We recognize that our supporters have questions about the impact of their giving and our programs, financial management, and operations. YAF holds itself to the highest standards of excellence because we take our responsibility of shaping America’s future leaders seriously. These standards protect the privacy and intent of our supporters while advancing freedom!

In fiscal year 2021, Young America’s Foundation spent $22,538,958 on educational programs. That accounted for 81% of YAF’s total operating expenses. It is through YAF programs – National conferences and seminars for high school and college students, the largest conservative campus lecture program in the country, Young Americans for Freedom chapters, National Journalism Center internships, and the Reagan Ranch project – that thousands of young people are inspired to become involved in the Conservative Movement.

In fiscal year 2021, YAF spent 6.53% of its operating budget on fundraising expenses, which was only 4.6% of YAF’s total revenue.

Young America’s Foundation closely follows industry “best practices,” including GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles). As such, YAF reports joint costs on page 10, line 26 of its 990 for activities that contain both a fundraising and educational element.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 800-USA-1776.

Financial Statements

Check Mark MSProvides current reports on programs as they happen, throughout the year 
Check Mark MSInvites media to attend and report on events 
Check Mark MSProvides IRS Form 990 and audited financial statements online 
Check Mark MSIssues an annual report 
Check Mark MSUses organization’s photographs, not stock images 
Check Mark MSEncourages supporters and their legal and financial advisors to visit offices and attend programs 
Check Mark MSWelcomes questions asked by supporters and their legal and financial advisors 

Check Mark MSProtects confidential donor information 
Check Mark MSProtects confidential student information 
Check Mark MSDoes not publish confidential donor information online 
Check Mark MSDoes not publicize gifts against a donor’s wishes 
Check Mark MSAttains consent of students/parents before publishing photos 

Check Mark MSThinks creatively and dreams big, inspired by America’s great entrepreneurs 
Check Mark MSManages ambitious projects and maintains a consistent track record of doing so 
Check Mark MSAccomplishes goals not being realized by other groups 
Check Mark MS Achieves and reports on results regularly 

  Honoring Donor Intent
Check Mark MSReceives no government funding, so Americans are not forced to support Young America’s Foundation via coerced tax dollars 
Check Mark MSInvites new participants to become involved with Young America’s Foundation instead of restricting support to a privileged few 
Check Mark MSReceives broad-based grassroots support 
Check Mark MSAvoids telephone solicitation 
Check Mark MSUses free enterprise practices, commonly used by for-profit businesses, to maximize effectiveness 
Check Mark MSProduces a track record of fulfilling supporters’ wishes 
Check Mark MSOffers and honors a variety of giving and recognition options